Mind + Health
Drink in nature’s wonder to recover
A small amount of alcohol each day can help the brain clear away toxins, according to a study by the University of Rochester in New York.
While excessive intake of alcohol can have ruinous effects on the central nervous system, a glass of wine or a pint of beer may, it now appears, do you some good. ‘In this study, we have shown for the first time that low doses of alcohol are potentially beneficial to brain health; namely, it improves the brain’s ability to remove waste,’ said Dr Maiken Nedergaard, who led the study. We’ll drink to that. But only a little.