Great news – a glass of wine is actually great for your memory

Now this is something we can commit to (for our health, obviously)

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for – drinking wine is actually really good for your health. Of course, we already knew that a glass of wine could protect you from having a stroke, but now there is proof that it’s amazing for your memory, too.

Drinking alcohol usually makes us forget things (and to be honest, they’re probably the bits of the night we’d rather not remember), but a new study has revealed that drinking a glass or two of wine can actually increase our ability to remember things.

Scientists have discovered that drinking modest amounts of alcohol challenges the brain, which responds by enhancing memory.

The findings also showed that drinking in excess of the legal limit for driving also means you’re likely to remember embarrassing moments.

‘Contrary to popular belief, we also found that excessive levels of alcohol enhanced memories of highly emotional stimuli,’ said Professor Matthew During of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Adding: ‘Our work suggests heavy drinking actually reinforces negative memories.’

Professor During also explained: ‘The best way to build strength in a muscle [like the brain] is to challenge the muscle. But you have to get it just right.’

Now where’s that bottle of Sauvignon Blanc?

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