Some studies have shown that occasional wine drinking can be beneficial for the heart. Furthermore, it is believed that the antioxidants found in red wine raise HDL otherwise known as “good cholesterol” while reducing LDL “bad cholesterol”.

Here are some wine tips from Wikihow to follow next time you decide to have a glass or two.

Don’t Overdo It!

When dealing with alcohol many people can accidentally drink more than they expected and while it isn’t a big issue every now and then, it can lead down a dangerous path. Men should drink no more than two 5 ounce glasses of wine per day and women should stick to one 5 ounce glass or less.

Measure Your Wine

Many people take this lightly and forget to not measure out their wine.  5 ounces (150 mL) is considered a standard glass of wine and should not be exceeded to keep better track of how many glasses you have.

Don’t Drink? Cook With Wine

Many people choose not to drink for personal reasons, however if you still want the health benefits of wine while avoiding the alcohol, cook with it! Additionally, cooking with red wine is known to boost the flavor of your food so it is a win-win for everyone.

Drink Red Wine Over White Wine

Red wine has much more nutritional properties than white wine and you should always prefer drinking red wine when given the option.