Wine In Moderation DOES Help Reduce Stress

While a glass or two after a long day may help clear the mind of all life’s stressors, a new study shows it may help clean the mind as well.

The study conducted by University of Rochester Medical Center, shows that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation in the brain and help clear Alzheimer’s related toxins.

Recently, there has been a butt load of studies published saying there is a potential link to low doses of alcohol consumption and reduced risk of a number of cancers and cardiovascular diseases. In this case, the scientists were able to observe how our brain flushes out the bad toxins and measure to see the difference in brain waste between those who had heavy alcohol consumption and those with low alcohol consumption.

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A bottle a day keeps the doctor away?

Excessive alcohol consumption caused inflammation in the brain and impaired cognitive abilities and motor skills. This information should not be new to anyone who has woken up after a big night to find mysterious bruises all over there body because your messy self must have tripped and fallen all over the dance floor.

However, those brains who consumed low levels of alcohol, which is around 2 drinks per day, had less inflammation and their system was more efficient in removing waste from the brain. Interestingly, those who consumed low levels of alcohol fared even better with those who didn’t drink any alcohol. Their brains working more effectively after 2 standard drinks than after no drinks.

Alcohol act as a vacuum cleaner, sucking up all those nasty toxins. It is to be noted that this study says low levels of alcohol consumption. So that bottle of wine you and your bestie shared the other night probably doesn’t count.

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Trying to reach that 2 standard drinks quota.

According to the national guidelines it is recommended that healthy men and women drink no more than two standard drinks on any day.

Sorry fam, but if you pour your pinot grigio to the very top of your glass in the hope that it counts as a standard drink, you are sorely mistaken.

The good news is you can now have a guilt free glass of wine at the end of the day, knowing that it may be doing your brain some good.

Milly Haddrick


Milly is passionate about the issues and concerns of women navigating their way through the world of sex, dating and relationships, with a side passion for brie, dark chocolate and red wine.

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