A daily glass of red wine benefits your brain age

Here’s news worth toasting to: Drinking a glass of red wine every day can help keep your brain healthy down the road for as many as seven and a half extra years, reports a new study in Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Researchers have long known that what you put in your mouth can have a significant effect on your body and brain. Two of the healthiest diets to adhere to? The Mediterranean diet—which has been tied to everything from glowing skin to delayed aging—and the DASH diet, named the best overall diet four years in a row.

Researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago wanted to see how both of these acclaimed eating regimens would hold up in preventing dementia, so they married the two and created their own menu, called the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet.

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