Good news! According to a recent British Study, a glass of champagne delivers as many health benefits as red wine and chocolate.
Researcher Dr. Jeremy Spencer of Reading University found that it contains the same polyphenol antioxidants, which help promote heart health by slowing down the removal of nitric oxide from the blood, thus lowering blood pressure. Cheaper alternatives to champagne such as cava and Prosecco also contain these antioxidants.
Says Dr. Spencer, “We have found that a couple of glasses a day has a beneficial effect on the walls of blood vessels – which suggests champagne has the potential to reduce strokes and heart disease.”
I’m not sure if the guidelines are different in the UK, but here, women are advised to stick to one drink a day and men to two, but hey, I’m always happy to have a reason to drink champagne. I don’t drink very often, so when I do, I like it to be something really good!