If you needed an excuse to pour a glass of your favorite red or white wine, we've got you covered: a scientist has written a book claiming that vino consumption is actually good for your brain.
Gordon Shepherd, a professor of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine, found that drinking wine engages more parts of the brain than any other activity. The man behind our new favorite piece of data explains in his new book (as shared by UK's The Times) that swirling a sip of wine in your mouth activates more parts of the brain than listening to music, or even doing math homework. Crazy, right?
So next time you want to pop a bottle, just consider it exercise for your brain. You're just doing it for your physical and mental well-being!
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.