Winos rejoice! Our beloved grape juice has been proven to have yet another health benefit: better cognitive function. From a recent study in Norway that researched the effects of wine on over 5,000 men and women over the course of seven years.
Among women, there was a lower risk of a poor testing score for those who consumed wine at least 4 or more times over two weeks in comparison with those who drink
It has long been known that "moderate people do moderate things." The authors state the same thing: "A positive effect of wine . . . could also be due to confounders such as socio-economic status and more favourable dietary and other lifestyle habits.
The authors also reported that not drinking was associated with significantly lower cognitive performance in women. As noted by the authors, in any observational study there is the possibility of other lifestyle habits affecting cognitive function, and the present study was not able to adjust for certain ones (such as diet, income, or profession) but did adjust for age, education, weight, depression, and cardiovascular disease as its major risk factors.
So, what does this mean?
Well, it means your Cabernet is helping you fight off Alzheimer's and dementia, that's what!
Although both red and white wine are good for you, red wine is better for your health because of the fermentation of its skins. The skin has basically all "the good stuff" for you, such as the antioxidants flavonoids & nonflavonoids, polyphenols and resveratrol. The best wines to drink to get all this "good stuff" is red wine grown in colder climates, where the skin is thicker and full of more nutrients to protect the grape from the weather.
So, what are some of the other things all this "good stuff" does for your health?
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