You don’t have to tell me twice!
Seeing as how the holidays are among us, it’s no doubt that you’re getting invited to 101 places. From family gatherings to friends’ dinner parties, it’s simply the name of the game this time of the year.
Of course, it’s hardly polite to show up empty handed and you better believe I always bring a bottle of the bubbly. It’s easy and always says, “Let’s party – in an adult way!” You can probably attest to this.
Those who have had a tad over their fair share of champagne know – memories of New Years Eve past, anyone? – the effects are feel-good… until they’re not. However, if you would like us to set a limit for you, we’ll gladly clock it in at three… a week.
In an exciting new study published by the academics at Reading University, researchers have found that drinking three glasses of champagne can help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Three? That’s certainly no problem for us as it totally reinforces that drinking moderately is way more beneficial for our health than abstaining altogether. Yes! Happy hours just got a whole lot fancier.
So what exactly is it in champagne that is beneficial to our mental health? Apparently, a compound found in Pinot noir and Pinot meunier grapes that are used to make champagne aid in preventing certain brain diseases.
While we’re at it, don’t forget your wine, too, as it is high in resveratrol and may help you retain your youthful glow!
This being said, alcohol – in whatever form it is presented in – should be consumed only moderately to retain the benefits and should always be followed up by drinking a ton of water. This is because alcohol is incredibly dehydrating – meaning you retain more water the day after. Ever wake up the next morning after having a few glasses of wine with your dinner and find your face feeling a little puffy? Yep, that’s why. A general rule of thumb is that every alcoholic beverage – yes, even champagne or wine – should be followed by a glass of water.
Take a look at these healthy tips to celebrate the holidays the right way.
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