You probably want to improve your brain but you aren’t sure if you can take wine or not. There are many benefits of taking wine, and improving the brain is one of them. The things we ingest daily plays a great role in our health, and it can either improve it or open it to certain risks.
A new study in Alzheimer’s and Dementia, from the Alzheimer’s association, shows that drinking a glass of red wine every day can help keep your brain healthy down the road for as many as seven and a half extra years.
The study is further linked with the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet, and according to them, this diet “substantially slows cognitive decline with age. Replication of these findings in a dietary intervention trial would be required to verify its relevance to brain health”.
With Alzheimer’s being the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, this is good news.
Also, a research study at Loyola University in Chicago found that moderate drinking may protect against Alzheimer’s and cognitive impairment. With over 365,000 participants in study, researchers found out that moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, compared to those who do not drink beer.
Based on their study, the silicon in beer shields the brain from compounds that are likely to cause cognitive diseases, and the cholesterol in beer also reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s
“Delaying dementia’s onset by just five years can reduce the cost and prevalence by nearly half,” said Martha Clare Morris, a nutritional epidemiologist who helped develop the MIND diet.
While drinking of wine is beneficial to the brain, it is advisable to take it moderately so as not to damage your health completely.
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