21 October 2012

Drink Red Wine, Play Better Chess

What was it exactly that Alekhine used to drink?

From Yahoo! Health:-

Boost your brain: Resveratrol may also be the key to keeping your memory sharp, says Philippe Marambaud, PhD, a senior research scientist at New York's Litwin-Zucker Research Center for the Study of Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders.

The compound has been shown to hamper the formation of beta-amyloid protein, a key ingredient in the plaque found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. Marambaud suggests flexing your noodle by doing crossword puzzles and brain teasers for an hour then cooling down with a glass of wine.

For more, see 8 Reasons To Love Red Wine.

3 comments:

Temposchlucker said...

It might even help to overcome defeat. But one glas isn't enough then, usually ;)

ChessAdmin said...

I heartily support this!

Robert Pearson said...

Playing chess with her will, in itself, boost levels of life-enhancing brain chemicals.