NEW RESEARCHES ON WINE AND BRAINS
Wine helps the brain remember better
Scientists at the University of Texas (USA) analyzed data from over 60-year-old patients in the Framingham Heart Disease Research Project. These patients underwent medical examinations including brain scans and blood tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. The results showed that those who drank wine moderately had better memories.
Wine reduces the risk of depression
Researchers from various universities in Spain collected data on 2,683 men and 2,822 women aged 55-80 years over a 7-year period. The results showed that men and women who drank two to seven glasses of wine per week were less likely to suffer from depression.
Wine not only enhances memory but also reduces the risk of depression.
Wine protects the brain after a stroke
The resveratrol in red wine raises the level of heme oxygenase, an enzyme that protects nerve cells in the brain from damage. People who habitually drink a glass of wine a day will have the brain that can readily protect the body better in case of stroke.
Wine keeps the brain more youthful
The resveratrol in red wine was also praised in a study by scientists at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA) for the ability to keep the brain young and healthy. However, it is recommended that women should drink only one glass of red wine a day while men should have no more than two glasses of red wine per day.
Enjoying wine in the right way makes your brain active and reduces stress.
In the book titled Neuroenology: How the brain creates the taste of wine, Professor Gordon M. Shepherd also thinks that enjoying wine appropriately should stimulate the gray matter in the brain more than solving math or logic problems or any other activities that require specific knowledge. Sipping wine also helps people to cease thinking and feel life, thereby break the fear, reduce stress, and encourage communication.