QUESTION: I’ve heard about a lot of studies regarding wine and health. Has a study been done about wine and Alzheimer’s disease?
ANSWER: According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the polyphenols found in red wine and grape seeds may help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s.
In the study, those polyphenols were shown to reduce brain function deterioration in mice. Because of those positive results, researchers began preparing a clinical study on humans.
Better brain health also has been connected to foods such as whole-grain bread, pasta, rice, couscous, polenta, olives, olive oil, avocados, grapes, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, garlic, capers, almonds, walnuts, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, salmon, shellfish and yogurt.