If you enjoy a glass of the bubbly every now and again, then we have some good news for you!
A study from the University of Reading has tested champagne’s effect on memory and found that phenols contained in the beverage can help prevent age related memory problems including dementia.
The findings revealed that champagne contains higher amounts of phenol than white wine and recommended one to three glasses a week could be beneficial.
“These exciting results illustrate for the first time that the moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning, such as memory,” said professor Jeremy Spencer.
“Such observations have previously been reported with red wine, through the actions of flavonoids contained within it.”
“However, our research shows that champagne, which lacks flavonoids, is also capable of influencing brain function through the actions of smaller phenolic compounds, previously thought to lack biological activity. 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.”
What a great result, we’ll drink to that!