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Did You Know That Wine Gives Your Brain A Good Workout?

By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III

Who doesn’t like a good glass of wine? Whether it’s after work, with friends, or even at home, there are many people who will quickly pour themselves a glass of wine. Some do it because they like the taste. Others do it for it’s relaxing nature. And others do it because it’s become a daily habit. No matter how people try to wrap their brain around drinking wine, the truth of the matter is that wine is good for you, as long as you do it in moderation.

Did you know that doctors have been telling people that drinking a glass of red wine is good for the blood. Now there’s a new report out that says drinking wine is also good for the brain. That’s right; wine has been examined to have health benefits for the brain.

Dr. Gordon Shepherd, a neuroscientist has shared his research that wine is a ‘fantastic workout for the brain.’

As a Yale School of Medicine professor, Shepherd analyzed the smell and taste of wine. According to his research, he stated, “when we swirl wine around our mouth, the muscles of our tongue, as well as thousands of taste and odor receptors, are kicked into high gear. This analysis of the aromatic flavors is said to stimulate the brain in ways even solving tough math problems can’t seem to do.”

Shepherd’s book, Neuroenology: How The Brain Creates The Taste of Wine said, “the taste of wine has nothing to do with the specific drink in question, but rather, the taste “is created by the brain of the wine taster.”

That’s good news for wine lovers. Because many people look down on the consumption of alcohol, it’s nice to hear something positive, especially from a medical perspective.

So, the next time someone tries to make you feel bad for having a glass of wine, make sure to tell them you’re giving your brain a good workout.


Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at or on Twitter

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