Some studies have shown that drinking too much is detrimental to your health. However, what about moderate drinking?
Great news! Scientists across the pond have long suggested that moderate drinking may actually have beneficial effects on your health (namely your heart).
According to a new study by the Frontiers in Nutrition, moderate consumption of red wine may have positive effects on your brain too!!!
Researchers looked at certain compounds that are present in the feces and urine of people who regularly drink red wine, and the compounds were then added to human neurons or nerve cells in the brain. Sounds gross, but wait!
Surprisingly, researchers found that after subjecting them to the kinds of stressful conditions that would normally affect or kill brain cells—those treated with red-wine metabolites were actually protected. So in other words, this means that your gut plays a vital role in protecting the brain process, and while the exact red-wine compound that help to protect brain cell death is unknown—it’s still a huge step forward in science.
Either way, this is good enough for us!