Well the girls always knew that Champagne is good for you! It's a treat. You deserve it! You need it! Turns out Champagne has health benefits too! Lot of exclamation marks in there!!
Recent research at Reading University has shown that moderate drinking of champagne each week has the potential to help with cognitive functions such as memory. Now - they did do this research using rats....but...we understand there's a willing waiting list of people queuing up to participate, and not just pensioners. Interesting!
Champagne is made predominantly from red wine grapes. So just like red wine, sparkling wine contains high levels of polyphenols – antioxidants found in red grapes but less so in white grapes. Polyphenols can lower blood pressure and prevent heart problems. So - drinking champagne regularly and in moderation, has the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes.
Not sure about this one being good for you - but it's due to the bubbles. It was decided that fizz gets into the blood stream quicker as a result of the carbonation 'rushing' the alcohol from the stomach to the small intestine. Well that certainly gets the party, reception going quicker. Drink water as well as champagne to re-hydrate, that will help with the crash that follows the buzz you get from a few quick glasses of Fizz.
“Champagne detoxifies the skin with antioxidants and lightening tartaric acid helps even out the skin tone,” says dermatologist Marina Peredo. “For those with oily skin, its antibacterial properties aid in leaving last year’s breakouts behind.” Are we really going to wash in champagne?? And - no-one ever has any left over.
Champagne has fewer calories than white wine, well as long as you drink Brut. So a healthy diet option too!
Now that we know Champagne is good for you - will it still feel like such a luxury? Well treating yourself is good for you too - so it all sounds like a Win, Win situation to us.