It turns out that “clean eating” should include a glass or wine with two at dinner.
According to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center, low levels of alcohol consumption actually keeps inflammation at bay and clears your brain of toxins — including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Low doses of alcohol are potentially beneficial to brain health,” Maiken Nedergaard, lead study author, says in a statement. “[Alcohol in moderation] improves the brain’s ability to remove waste.”
The brain, scientists explain, has a unique cleaning system that flushes away “waste,” including proteins that have been linked to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. In their animal study, they examined the effects of alcohol on that cleaning process.