It looks like we don’t need to wait for a special occasion anymore to break out the bottle of champagne. According to a study carried out by The University of Reading, drinking 1-3 glasses of champers per week can actually significantly reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, as well as boost brain power – we’ll drink to that.
Scientists who carried out the research have discovered that champagne carries special molecules (called phenolic compounds) that can improve spatial memory; which is an incredibly important part of the brain that is responsible for storing memory and new information. The discovery comes as a shock considering the irony that most of us forget what we’ve done the night after a few too many. In layman’s terms, the compounds found in Champagne have the ability to favourably alter proteins in the brain that are linked to memory. However, if a champagne lifestyle is just out of reach of your budget, white wine produces a very similar chemical reaction in the brain and influences brain function. So next time you find your friends rolling their eyes at your drinking habits, kindly
So next time you find your friends rolling their eyes at your drinking habits, take pleasure in explaining to them that you’re assisting mankind in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.