We all know that overindulging in alcohol is bad for the body and the brain. But new research confirms that enjoying a small amount of alcohol can actually provide benefits for your brain. A glass or two of wine at the end of a busy day can do wonders for sweeping away stress, and Scientific Reports explains that it can also help the brain sweep away toxins. This study explores the benefit of minimal alcohol intake on the brain’s ability to remove waste products and minimize inflammation, associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Merlot, anyone?