The list of the benefits of champagne is long and keeps growing. Already well-known as heart healthy, champagne in moderation might help you lose weight, reduce forgetfulness, boost your immunity, and help prevent bone loss.
Here are six reasons to stock up on champagne for the holiday season:
Champagne is just as healthy as a glass of red wine. Most of the champagne production is made from red and white grapes which contains resveratrol. This is an important antioxidant that prevents damage to your blood vessels, reduces bad cholesterol, and prevents blood clots.
Champagne also contains polyphenol antioxidants, which further protects the heart. This helps to reduce the risk of heart problems and strokes.
It can lower your risk of diabetes
A 2009 study in Canada showed that all wines, including champagne, can lower your risk of contracting diabetes by 13%.
It can prevent dementia
A glass or two of champagne has been known to prevent the onset of dementia. Some recent research found that the risk was almost halved for those who drank moderately.
It will keep you sharp
Research from the University of Columbia has shown that champagne contains proteins that are beneficial for your short-term memory. As well, a study from Reading University in 2013 states that three glasses of bubbles per week can help improve it.
It boosts your mood
We all know that light-headed buzz that you get from a glass of Champagne. It’s not just because of the alcohol, champagne contains magnesium, potassium and zinc which are all natural mood boosters.
Champagne contains less calories than red and white wine. A standard flute of champagne contains approximately 80 calories; whereas red and white wine which around120 calories per glass.
Champagne is good for you in moderation, of course!
From the famous words of Sir Winston Churchill:
“A single glass of Champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration..a bottle produces the opposite.”