A new study out of Reading University finds drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week can aid in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dr. Jeff Keller with LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center says champagne, like red wine, contains polyphenols, which is known to have great health benefits.
“It extends into champagne what we already know about red wine, in terms of its benefits toward health, cognition, cardiovascular disease and metabolism.”
Keller says the study was based on trials in rats. He says grapes and other plants contain these polyphenols, which help to ward off predators in nature and apparently your memory as well….
“These endogenous chemicals made by the plant to defend against danger are ultimately beneficial into the humans that consume them.”
Keller says any consumption of alcohol needs to be done carefully, but it’s very clear that in moderation champagne can be good for your cognitive functioning…
“It’s one of those things that everyone needs to look at but It’s not a mistake to think that there are beneficial components in both red wine and champagne.”