Red Wine and Cheese might help protect your brain against cognitive decline, claims study

The research conducted by Iowa State University on almost 1,700 UK adults aged between 46-77 years for a period of 10 years further analysing their food habits in the due course observed that responsible consumption of Red wine and cheese can stop the cognitive decline of the brain with growing age

So finally, we have stepped into 2021, leaving behind an awful year. Well, in that spirit, we all might have had a celebration full of enthusiasm and aspirations for a cheerful new year and if that was not enough, many of you might also have geared up your celebrations on that new year eve with some wine. In India, where consuming alcohol is still banned in some states, many of us might often get diffident about consuming and exploring the whole new world of alcoholic drinks, aren’t we?

But, if you feel reluctant to do so under social pressure or any kind of taboo, then worry not, this new research-based study that has been done by UK based scientists claim that certain type of food, when consumed along with drinks, have a positive effect on cognitive abilities of our brain. The results of this research which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Studies claimed that consuming cheese along with red wine is considerably better for our mental health as it tends to decline over the course of time.

The research was conducted by Iowa State University on almost 1,700 UK adults aged between 46-77 years for a period of 10 years further analysing their food habits in the due course of the research period. The participants were frequently asked to go through a questionnaire where they were asked about the intake of their dried food, fresh food, vegetables, salad, fish meat, lamb, cereal, pulses, tea, coffee, wine, liquor, etc.

Red wine and cheese (Pic: Getty Images)

Based on the responses induced during the research period, scientists came to four significant conclusions based on their observations

  • The cheese was proven to be one of the most protection providing food against age-related cognitive problems, it could also help during a later stage in life
  • A considerable amount of alcohol, if consumed daily, specifically red wine can lead to an improvement in the cognitive abilities of a person
  • Consumption of lamb could also lead to enhancing of cognitive prowess
  • People on the verge of Alzheimer’s disease should particularly take care of their intake of salt in the meals.

Researchers have also propounded that daily consumption of cheese along with red wine can also help people to tackle the utterly complex world of daily lives. This was further substantiated when people’s experiences during the mayhem caused by Covid-19 induced lockdown was made a part of this broader research. So, next time, when you think of bringing a new bottle of Pinot Noir or a Malbec, just go and enjoy instead of pondering over it for hours.

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