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Foods for Brain Health

Barton Seaver - Foods for Brain Health

This event was on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join us for an exciting live event with acclaimed chef and sustainability expert, Barton Seaver, as he shares his expertise on the powerful connection between food and brain health. … Read More.



What are the effects of wine on the brain?

— Ivana Pacion


So there is some science recently that has said that red wine in particular and with its antioxidants are good for the brain in moderation. Right, that sounds fun. So unfortunately, there's been a more recent paper that somewhat not debunked but called into not doubt but showed a little bit greater context to those earlier studies and that was to say that the basically people who have who were reported to be drinking moderate amounts of red wine. Also typically fell into higher income categories as well. They're there are associated. Basically Better Health outcomes with higher income categories. So there's a little bit of a Crossover there in terms of inability to identify exactly where those health benefits were coming from that said it red wine in particular is is rich in antioxidants alcohol though does contribute to inflammation in the body inflammation sort of adds to oxidative stress that we feel that we endure in our brains do they balance each other out. I don't know. I'm not the expert but a glass of wine if you are if that really Melody out and you have a nice time and that causes you to sit around the table, maybe a little bit longer interacting with your peers your family your spouse your partner, whatever it is to me. That's a it's a pretty good thing. And here's the other it's really No, one thing in small amounts is going to kill you, right that's not that's not the issue. It's diversity that we need in our diets. It's yeah, so if a glass of wine you really enjoy that great. I for my perspective I would say keep doing it. If you're looking for brain benefits from alcohol and you're not currently drinking. I would not recommend you to start drinking just the benefits haven't been proven there so much to say it's a recommended thing to start. So there you go.
Barton Seaver

Barton Seaver

Chef, Educator, Author