Champagne is surprisingly more beneficial than one would think–so long as you don’t go overboard. Next time you’re at brunch, have yourself a nice glass of bubbly and explain to your friends some of the benefits of champagne.
Champagne is surprisingly more beneficial than one would think–so long as you don’t go overboard. Next time you’re at brunch, have yourself a nice glass of bubbly and explain to your friends some of the benefits of champagne*:
1) It'll improve your memory
A study has shown that compounds found in the two red grapes used to make champagne – Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – can improve memory and spatial awareness to the extent that "three glasses a week" could help delay the onset of degenerative brain disorders, such as dementia.
2) It's good for your heart
A lot has been made of the red wine's benefits for your heart, but champagne (which is predominantly made from red grapes, in most cases) is just as healthy. One study found that the sparkling wine contained high levels of polyphenols – antioxidants found in red grapes but less intensely in white – that can lower blood pressure and prevent heart problems.
3) It'll improve your skin
“Champagne detoxifies the skin with antioxidants and lightening tartaric acid helps even out the skin tone,” says dermatologist Marina Peredo.
4) It contains fewer calories than wine
Champagne contains less calories than both red and white wine. A standard glass contains roughly 80 calories, as opposed to wine which is up around the 120 mark.
5) It’s fast-acting — and a quick recovery
Bubbly drinks such as champagne have been known to make people drink slower, as well as feel full quicker. Once again, this can be good news for your waistline and the way you feel the next morning. Also, as I established earlier, bubbles are so much more fun!
*Always drink alcohol responsibly.