Those who consume about two drinks a day are less likely to develop dementia, according to a new study.
This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.
We can’t help but feel happy every time a study comes out proving wine has health benefits. The latest happy gram: new research from the Scientific Reports journal finds that low to moderate alcohol consumption can reduce inflammation 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 actually increases inflammation, so it is a good idea to keep the refills in check.
As with most things, the lesson here is still moderation!