Wine and cheese on Christmas can actually be a good idea – here’s why

Wine and cheese on Christmas can actually be a good idea - here’s why

Christmas 2020: Bring wine and cheese responsibly this Christmas


  • Wine and cheese are an important part of the Christmas festivities for some
  • Having them responsibly can be helpful
  • More research is needed to confirm this claim

Merry Christmas everyone! On this very joyful occasion, we have something to cheer up all wine and cheese lovers … Research published in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that responsible consumption of wine and cheese can help protect brain functions as you age Many people celebrate Christmas with wine and cheese as an essential part of the celebration. People have it to warm up on Christmas Eve and even on Christmas.

Celebrate Christmas with wine and cheese: New research has shown that it can protect your brain functions as you age

As part of the study, dietary data and cognitive test results from 1,500 adults in the UK over a 10-year period were collected and analyzed. Cheese has been found to be one of the most protective foods, and red wine can be highlighted or its links to improve brain function.

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Willette, an assistant professor, said he was pleasantly surprised by the result, which suggests that responsible wine and cheese drinking can be helpful not only in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also in an increasingly complex world that never seems to slow down.


Drink wine responsibly this Christmas
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The results of the study suggest that it is safe to have wine and cheese around the Christmas festivities, as long as you have them responsibly. Having said that, the researchers stressed that there is a need for further studies that can testify to this claim.

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According to a report released by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, research on dietary links is still emerging. It is well established that an overall healthy diet and regular exercise can reduce the risk. Also, what is known is that excessive alcohol consumption and obesity can increase the risk of cognitive decline / Alzheimer’s disease / dementia.

So, until solid research is established covering a large population of different age groups, know that the consumption of wine and cheese and all other forms of alcohol must be strictly moderate. Until then, shift your focus of celebration by being with your loved ones, reviving centuries-old traditions, singing Christmas carols and enjoying delicious desserts.

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Here, we wish you all a Merry Christmas!

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