Aunt Agnes had always liked the good things in life. She had a rack with wines from all over the world, but her pride and joy were her two dozen bottles of champagne. She would choose one of her champagne bottles for every special occasion celebrated. One of his favorites was a bottle of Moet & Chandon. It was light, bubbly, and subtle sweetness, perfect for an elegant celebration. She also had a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, fuller flavored and bodied, and some rarer vintage champagnes, such as Taittinger and Dom Perignon.
She wanted to ensure she was responsible because her friends would tell her stories of people getting sick from drinking too much. So, she decided to learn more about the possible health effects of champagne. As with most alcoholic beverages, champagne can positively and negatively impact your health, depending on how much you drink.
Several studies on the health effects of champagne have emphasized the role of phenolic acids (including flavonoids). These organic compounds, present in wines, champagne, and foods such as cocoa and olive oil, are thought to promote cardiovascular health.
The mechanisms of these compounds are not yet fully understood, but they would have a role in the maintenance of vascular tissue (arteries, vessels, capillaries), as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
According to a study by the University of Reading, champagne can be beneficial for memory and even against Alzheimer’s disease.
A bottle of champagne contains many minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium, an antioxidant crucial for the proper functioning of the immune system and thyroid.
Please remember, however, that this is a delightful and alcoholic beverage. The bubbly alcohols also facilitate the absorption of alcohol into the stomach. Therefore, it causes a rapid increase in the blood alcohol level and faster intoxication, so we should drink it in moderation.
Excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for about one in twenty deaths, according to the World Health Organization.