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Break out the bubbly! Champagne is good for you.

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Good news this holiday season!   Champagne actually has some health benefits!

Good news this holiday season!   Champagne actually has some health benefits!

1.  Champagne is good for the heart!

According to a study in the British Journal of Nutrition, champagne helps keep your cardiovascular system healthy by reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Polyphenols, found in champagne grapes, slow the removal of nitric oxide from the blood, says lead study author Jeremy P. E. Spencer, Ph.D., of the University of Reading in England. That in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the risk of clots.  Spencer suggests drinking one glass of champagne weekly to enjoy the health benefits.

Women’s Health Magazine suggests maximizing polyphenols by drinking blanc de noirs, a type of champagne made with a high proportion of red grapes. 

2.  Champagne is good for the skin!

According to Fitness Magazine, the drink is full of antioxidants which help repair the skin.

You can incorporate champagne into your skin care by making your own scrubs.

Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup plain yogurt, and 1/4 cup champagne.  Gently rub the mixture all over your body and rinse.  This scrub helps rejuvenate the skin and make it glow.  This recipe comes from Kym Douglas, coauthor of The Beauty Cookbook.  Check out her book for more great beauty tips!

3.  Champagne is good for the soul!

Champagne contains elements which help boost your mood if it is consumed in moderation, says Tran Ky, MD, co-author of The Healing Power of ChampagneHealth Magazine suggests pairing the drink with a fish dish in order to maximize the mood boosting powers since the fish, high in omega-3s, will help make you even happier than just the champagne alone.

Written by Real Life 101, Inc.

November 8, 2010 at 4:43 am