We can’t help but feel happy every time a study comes out verifying wine has health benefits. The latest happy gram: new research from the Scientific Reports journal finds that low to moderate alcohol consumption can reduce swelling and help the brain remove toxins, including those associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
How’s that for the best reason ever to enjoy a glass of red after work?!
The “moderate” part equals about two and a half drinks per day for a 154-pound person—so this is no excuse for polishing off a bottle of Pinot in one sitting (but, hey, we won’t judge).
Researchers did find that drinking more on the regular in fact increases inflammation, so it is a good idea to keep the refills in check.
As with most things, the lesson here is still moderation! Double up on the health benefits with good-for-your-gut kombucha cocktails. If you’re sticking to wine, learn once and for all how to really order from a wine list.