Drinking Red Wine Can Help Fight Colds

Stay at the wine bar and out of bed

Although we can say with confidence that there's always a place for rosé, fruity cocktails and seasonal sangrias, there may be a reason to reach for that traditional glass of red wine as well.

For years, doctors and numerous studies have extolled the positive effects red wine has on heart health, cholesterol, memory and weight management. But red wine can also help you fight off those dreaded seasonal colds—you know, the ones that keep you off the beach and stuck in bed.

According to a study done by the University of Auckland, the antioxidants found in red wine (as well as green tea and certain vegetables) can significantly reduce the chances of catching a cold. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that help the immune system fight back against germs and bacteria.

Just consider this yet another reason to reach for magnum-sized bottle.