Video: How Drinking Red Wine Bolsters Your Brain

As if we needed another reason to pop open some vino rosso.

Scientists have long known that drinking red wine (in moderation, of course) can have very real and effective health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease. (For proof, just look at Italy, the healthiest country on earth.) But new research has revealed something truly extraordinary: ingesting a little of your favorite Cabernet or Merlot can possibly stave off the effects of both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, as the ingredients in vino rosso strengthen and protect one of your most vital organs: your brain. (We'll drink to that!) And for more about the health benefits of red wine, watch the above video.

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