Thursday, March 12, 2015

Champagne is good for you as well as Red wine.

  Need to lose weight? Champagne may be the alcoholic beverage to turn to if someone is looking to lose a little weight, as it is as a rule is lower in calories than red wine, white wine or beer.
   And that is not all that champagne has to offer.  Like red and white wines, champagne has heart-healthy properties, according to some study's.  Researchers found that, as in red wine, champagne has a positive effect on endothelial function, a strong indicator of heart disease. Study results indicate that daily moderate consumption of champagne may improve vascular performance.

Beyond the heart, champagne could benefit your brain as well.  Three glasses a week of bubbly could help prevent brain disorders, including dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Study's have found that certain black grape varieties used in champagne can aid memory because of a compound called phenolic acid.  Researchers recommend that people drink two to three glasses of champagne a week, starting after the age of 40 to help stave off dementia.

  Of course, all of these benefits come with a catch.  First, though alcohol consumption can have some benefits, all of these studies indicate moderate consumption – not heavy consumption.  In many cases, drinking too much can not only counteract the benefits one would receive, but it may, in fact, make things worse in the long run.