It’s popular knowledge that a glass of red wine can be good for your health. In moderation, wine has a host of health benefits that range from reducing the risk of heart disease to reducing the risk of diabetes. As if we needed another reason to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day, researchers have gone and given us one – our sincerest thanks! A new study revealed how drinking red wine can slow the onset of Alzheimer’s.
Scientists found early evidence that red wine could prevent Alzheimer’s, but up until now it wasn’t exactly clear why. Dr. Esteban-Fernández of the Madrid-based Institute of Food Science Research, along with her team of researchers, are studying the molecular mechanisms of red wine once it’s processed through the body, as opposed to studying the wine itself.
In doing so, they have found that once the wine passed through the body, the metabolites left in the stomach continued to benefit the neurons of the brain.
They found the neurons were protected from death, allowing them to fight off cognitive impairment and other neurodegenerative diseases.
This means that low consumption of red wine can delay the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. That’s great news for red wine drinkers!
While you shouldn’t get too carried away as excessive drinking can lead to adverse effects, a glass at the end of the day can be your most rewarding protection against brain deteriorating diseases. Salud!