If you enjoy a nice glass of wine every now and then like I do, I've got some good news! Scientists working for pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline have been testing the  synthetic versions of resveratrol--a chemical found in red wine--and found that it could actually slow the process of aging!

The drugs have been shown to be effective against a wide range of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cataracts.

"We're finding that ageing isn't the irreversible affliction that we thought it was," said Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair of the findings. "Some of us could live to 150."

Wow! Looks like red wine really can do it all. And this isn't the first time scientists have found that drinking--in moderation, of course--can be beneficial. Pour yourself a glass and check out 5 other ways alcohol can actually be good for you below:

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6 Ways alcohol is actually good for you, yay!

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Helps Digestion

Fernet-Branca is an Italian bitter that reportedly contains 27 different herbs and spices taken from four continents. When it was first produced in 1845, it was advertised as a cure for menstrual cramps, but some also swear by its powers as a digestive aid!

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Michelle Regalado is a Staff Writer at MamásLatinas. She loves reading, travel, pop culture, and writing about anything and everything.

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