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Surprising Health Benefits Of Champagne

By: Tanushree Kulkarni
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A delightful glass of champagne comes handy whether you celebrate the victory of a dear friend, or spend a cosy night with your partner.

Champagne is often regarded as a luxurious drink, fit only for the elites or is regarded as a party accessory. However, what we do not know is that champagne offers an array of health benefits too (if you drink it in moderation).

From regulating your blood pressure levels to giving you a beautiful glowing skin, improving your mood or to even reduce your waistline. Yes, it is true!

An average glass of champagne has only 90 calories, which are even lesser than a glass of wine. A small serving size means you end up consuming much lesser calories than an average alcoholic drink.

It gives you all the more reason to pop open a bottle of bubbly, isn’t it? So sit back, open a bottle of champagne and read about the surprising health benefits of a champagne.

Surprising health benefits of champagne

Beneficial For The Heart
It is said that a glass of red wine is beneficial for your heart, but studies have also shown that a glass of champagne is as healthy.

A glass of champagne contains a compound called polyphenols that is known to lower BP and protect against various heart problems. Some researchers even say that drinking as much as two glasses of champagne a day can be helpful in warding off heart diseases. Can there be better news than this?

Surprising health benefits of champagne

Fewer Calories Per Glass
Choosing champagne over wine or beer would be a good option if you are watching your weight (unless you plan on binge drinking).

An average glass of champagne contains about 90 calories, which is even less than that of an average glass of wine, and much lesser than a pint beer. Interesting, isn’t it?

Get A Glowing Skin
Who doesn’t love a soft and supple skin? But, did you know that a glass of champagne is packed with antioxidants that give you a soft and glowing skin? A glass of bubbly contains polyphenols, a type of an antioxidant that gives you a beautiful skin.

It also contains antibacterial qualities that help keep breakouts at bay. You can make a glass of champagne even healthier and delicious by adding some fresh strawberries, raspberries or blackberries to it. This not only makes for a delicious cocktail, but also contains loads of antioxidants that are great for the skin.

Surprising health benefits of champagne

Helps In Lowering Blood Pressure Levels
A study in the UK has found that champagne has health benefits similar to that of wine. Sipping on a few glasses of bubbly may reduce BP levels and reduce the chances of heart diseases.

Boosts Your Mood
We all have those days when nothing seems to be going our way, and we feel absolutely worthless. It is but natural to feel like crying your heart out on such days or binge watching on sad movies.

Let us suggest you a wonderful alternative instead.

We suggest you to instead pour yourself a glass of champagne. Champagne contains elements that are known to boost your mood (of course when you drink in moderation). It is known to positively affect your body and mind.

So next time when you drink, we suggest you opt for a glass of champagne instead and experience the beneficial health benefits of this luxurious drink.

Read more about: wellness, health
Story first published: Friday, January 15, 2016, 21:00 [IST]
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