6 Myths About Alcohol We've Convinced Ourselves Are True

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Most Americans come of age believing certain pieces of alcohol mythology that should sound familiar, like a daily glass of red wine will make you live longer, and drinking beer before liquor will inevitably result in nausea and regret. But how many of these booze-related axioms are true?

Alcohol is at the centerpiece of so many social and cultural activities, but our formal education about the stuff is pretty minimal (in high school, they typically just teach you not to drink at all and leave it at that). So, most of us wind up accepting folk tales as facts.

To find out the truth about much of the alcohol "wisdom" we all tend to believe, we got in touch with a couple of nutrition experts. Keep scrolling to read them savagely debunking six boozy myths many people take at face value.