As well as being the tipple of choice for toasting the happy couple, or celebrating some good news, new research suggests a glass of champagne is good for your brain health, too.
A compound found in pinot noir and pinot meunier, which are the black grapes compressed to make a bottle of fizz, can help to prevent brain diseases and improve memory. And apparently three glasses a week is the optimum amount for boosting your brain.
These findings are a result of research conducted at Reading University. Academics carried out a series of experiments on rats to test how their brain functionality reacted when given champagne. Professor Jeremy Spencer told The Mail on Sunday that the results were “dramatic”.
He also said: “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.”
The study has even linked champagne to helping to prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
England’s National Health Service recently issued a statement stating that there is: “No hard evidence champagne can prevent dementia,” but that doesn’t mean experts are ruling it out.
The Alzheimer’s Society described the results as “interesting”, before concluding that “a lot more research is needed”.
We don’t need an excuse to pop the cork on a bottle of bubbles, but it’s nice to know it might be giving our brains a boost, too!