Birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions deserve a little something extra to celebrate. There’s nothing more classic that blowing the cork out of a bottle of champagne. During these memorable times, people come together. Friends and family raise their glass to toast to good health.
Bottoms up! Better wellbeing is coming faster than you expect.
Drink Champagne Every Week To Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia
A study was conducted on rats at the University of Reading that discovered that consuming three glasses of champagne a week could protect your brain from dementia and memory loss. The research showed that the phenolic compounds in champagne promoted spatial memory, which records information in your brain and stores it for future use.
The incredible benefits from this alcohol come from the phenolic compounds in the two red grapes used to produce this beverage. (5) Red wine also is proven to have similar brain boosting advantages, but those are mostly derived from the flavonoids in the wine. (1)
Raise Your Glass
Professor Jeremy Spencer, one of the scientists involved with the study, says, “This research is exciting because it illustrates for the first time that moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning such as memory.” (2) (6)
I’ll drink to that!
A Word of Caution
This all sounds amazing, but don’t start guzzling down the champagne. Excess alcohol can be very detrimental to one’s health.
Spencer states, “We encourage a responsible approach to alcohol consumption, and our results suggest that a very low intake of one to two glasses a week can be effective.” (3)
A spokesman for the Alzheimer’s Society called the study “interesting” but concluded, “A lot more research is needed.” (4) Bear in mind that the study was conducted on rats and not humans yet.
Drink responsibly. You don’t want too much of a good thing
So when you are out with you family or friends, raise your glass, but don’t overdo it. Enjoy the celebration, and know your toast for health could be strengthening your brainpower.
Savor the time you are spending with those who are meaningful to you.
Here’s to life! Cheers!
(1) (3) Alissa Sauer (December 9, 2015) Alzheimer’s Research http://www.alzheimers.net/12-09-15-how-drinking-champagne-may-prevent-alzheimers/
(2) (4) Rachel Blundy (November 8, 2015) Evening Standardhttp://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/drinking-three-glasses-of-champagne-every-day-can-help-prevent-alzheimers-disease-a3109626.html
(5) David Vauzour , Giulia Corona , Justine Hercelin , Roselyne Garnotel , Philippe Gillery , Julie A. Lovegrove , Claire M. Williams & Jeremy P.E. Spencer. (December 2, 2011) Journal of Wine Research http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09571264.2011.603251
(6) David Vauzour, Emily J. Houseman, Trevor W. George, Giulia Corona, Roselyne Garnotel, Kim G. Jackson, Christelle Sellier, Philippe Gillery, Orla B. Kennedy, Julie A. Lovegrove and Jeremy P. E. Spencer. (April 2010) British Journal of Nutrition. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/moderate-champagne-consumption-promotes-an-acute-improvement-in-acute-endothelial-independent-vascular-function-in-healthy-human-volunteers/671DF8666FF1FAC1D82F876AAA31F5FB