Drinking champagne can fight dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to the newest researches provided by scientists from the university of Reading.
So, if you were looking for an excuse to consume more champagne, Your Health Tubers have some good news for you! You do not have to wait for a special occasion to break out the bubbly, as a research finds that drinking champagne may help to boost memory and prevent memory loss.
Possible Benefits of Drinking Champagne
Pleasure has bubbled over among Champagne lovers online after information emerged suggesting 3 glasses per week can help prevent dementia and boost memory.
Experts at the University of Reading have proven that the phenolic compounds found in this beverage can improve spatial memory responsible for recording data about person’s environment, and store the info for future navigation.
These potent compounds work by modulating signals in the cortex and hippocampus, which control learning and memory. The phenolic compounds were found to favorably alter numerous proteins associated to the effective storage of reminiscences in the brain. Most of these are known to be washed-out with age, making the storage of memory less efficient, and causing poorer memory in older age and conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Champagne is a beverage that can slow these loses and thus, can help prevent the cognitive losses that happen during atypical and typical brain ageing.
This drink has relatively high levels of phenolic compounds compared to white wine, originating predominantly from the 2 red grapes, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir that are used in its production together with the white grape called Chardonnay. It’s these phenolics are thought to be responsible for the beneficial effects of champagne on our brain.
According to professor Jeremy Spencer, from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Reading, these results illustrate for the very 1st time that the moderate consumption of this beverage has a great potential to influence cognitive functioning, as memory.
Previous researchers from the University of Reading found that 2 glasses of champagne per day can be good for the heart and circulation and can reduce the risk of suffering from stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Facts: About Champagne
Champagne is a light sparkling wine that is made ONLY in the Champagne province of northeastern France. This wine is different from all other sparkling wines in the whole world for 3 main reasons:
- 1st, a wine can be branded as “champagne” if is originally made in the Champagne region of France.
- 2nd, to be named “champagne,” it must be made just from the Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, or Chardonnay grapes that grow in that area.
- 3rd, real champagne, as hostile to other sparkling wines need to have gotten its bubbles by go through the fermentation process 2 times: once in barrels and then in bottles. This beverage could be produced somewhere else, as far as credit it was given to the well-known “methode champenoise” on the labels.
- There are about 58 million bubbles in 1 bottle of Champagne.
- The pressure in the bottle is about 90 pounds per square inch, around 3 times that in the automobile tire.
- In 2000 California produced around 59 million bottles of champagne.
- In 2000 France produced about 328 million bottles of champagne.
- In 2000 California consumed about 31 million bottles of champagne.
- In 2000 Washington D.C. had the uppermost per capita adult consumption of this drink in the U.S.- around 2.3 bottles per adult.
- In 2000 Illinois and Hawaii consumed about 1.8 bottles per adult.
- In 2000 California consumed around 1.5 bottles per adult.
Remember that you should only drink Champagne in moderate amounts – about 2-3 glasses per week.
There are a few pieces of evidence, more relevant for humans than this particular rat study, which regular exercise, a Mediterranean diet of fruits and vegetables, and whole grains, avoiding boxing and having a normal blood pressure, and not smoking, can all decrease your risk of both reasoning and loss of memory. With all our respect, if you really want to justify drinking champagne on health grounds, you could always quote some physicians of the 19th century, who claimed it could cure anemia, dissolve kidney stones, and keep you healthy.