A Champagne Toast to Your Health

champagne toastLove champagne? So do we at La Tour! Just in case you need another reason to raise a glass & have a champagne toast, here are 5 ways that bubbly in moderation can actually be good for your health.

1. Heart Health

Champagne and other sparkling wines can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. The polyphenols (plant chemicals with antioxidant properties) in bubbly help lower your blood pressure. Source: research study from the University of Reading in England.

2. Memory Function

A study about Champagne’s effects on the brain suggests that the sparkling wine has positive effects on brain function and memory, potentially reducing the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s.

The study shows that drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week may counteract the memory loss associated with aging. Other benefits include delaying the onset of degenerative brain disorders, such as dementia, and improving spatial memory.

3. Smooth Skin

The carbon dioxide in champagne might be helpful in tightening skin. Further, a champagne contains compounds called polyphenols that can combat skin redness. Mix up a soothing bath soak of epsom salts and champagne – champagne bath soak recipe available here.

4. Mood Boost

Bad day? Drink some champagne! According to Tran Ky, MD, co-author of The Healing Power of Champagne, trace elements contained in champagne can help boost your mood if you imbibe in moderation. Here’s an even better idea for a mood lifter…pair champagne with a fish dish. The omega-3s in fish like salmon and mackerel also help make you happy.

5. Keep Your Figure While Imbibing

If you’re looking for a drink choice with fewer calories, champagne might be your best bet. Carolyn O’Neil, RD, co-author of The Dish: On Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! At 78 calories per 4-ounce pour, dry “Brut” champagne is one of the lowest-calorie libations you can have. Cheers to that statistic!

Have a Champagne Toast at La Tour

Be sure to check out the great variety of French sparking wines and champagne on La Tour’s wine list. We would be glad to pour you and your friends a great champagne toast.