According to a study by scientists from Israel, a small amount of alcohol can help lowering the inhibitions of people, a fact that is already known by many, but as a result of this study was also discovered that it can enhance the sense of smell considerably.
For the study, 20 volunteers participated in some odor detection tests, which consisted mainly of smelling three different liquids. Two liquids were a mixture of the same six odors, while the third liquid had one of the odors replaced.
Each volunteer had two seconds to smell the fluid and detect which of them had this different ingredient. One group drank 35ml of vodka and the another, fruit juice. People with alcohol in their blood had a better ability to detect and differentiate between the different smells that those who consumed fruit juice only.
Speaking to New Scientist magazine, Yaara Endevelt, from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot and lead author of the study, said:
?If we knew more about the mechanisms that caused this inhibition, then it might shed light on why some people lose their olfaction, and that can be useful for some types of olfactory loss?.
This emerges as a kind of therapy for recovery and improvement of the ability to smell, according to Endevelt.
Alcohol present particularly in red wine, has been associated with many health benefits, primarily due to the presence of resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes, an accredited compound that reverses the effects of aging, in addition to protecting against heart disease, that many people use in beauty treatments, and as a new way to maintain a healthier lifestyle and a healthier look.
Today the benefits of alcohol consumed in moderation are increasingly known, and the predisposition to alcohol consumption that some people had in the past is now often defeated.
Today we suggest, always in moderation, two great red wines:
Aster Crianza 2008
Hacienda López de Haro Crianza 2011