Apparently, wine can be good for your brain and we're pouring a glass
Many of us have a love-hate relationship with wine.
We love wine but wine hates us. The hangovers we get after a few glasses always push us to our limits, making us realise that one or two is more than enough.
There's good news, however, for wine lovers out there: wine is actually good for the brain.
According to a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, wine experts with years of smelling wine have thicker parts to their brain, which in turn reportedly prevents both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
The study was undertaken by 13 master sommeliers and 13 regular wine drinkers who had their brains scanned as they smelled a selection of wine and fruits.
The results found that the former group had a better brain reaction to smell specifically in the areas of the brain that stores memory.
Speaking to the NY Post, Dr Sarah Banks, author of the study spoke of how smelling wine has a positive effect on your brain.
"Though we don’t know for sure, there is a possibility that when it comes to the brain, thicker is better"
"It seems like if you have more brain in those areas, it’ll take longer to feel the effects of the disease, but it’s speculation."
We'll take that!