Champagne is obviously one of the most beloved alcoholic drinks in the world and is consumed at practically every occasion. Any time, from special events through to simply relaxing and enjoying a drink, is perfect for champagne and there are many reasons why it has established a reputation as one of the most popular drinks in the world.
The sparkling and refreshing taste are obviously major plus points in any wine lover’s book, but champagne has so much more besides its taste to offer. There are also a number of health benefits that come with the drink, as with many other wines, which those who drink champagne on a fairly regular basis will be able to enjoy.
With that in mind we have decided to take a slightly different tack when it comes to looking at this great wine and will instead focus on some of the unexpected benefits that come hand in hand with the drink. After all, there are many reasons that champagne is the best wine, many of which might not immediately come to mind.
Low Calorie Count
Many people want to lose a little bit of weight, which often leads to some people stopping their consumption of alcoholic drinks for a while. After all, many fitness professionals will claim that there are hidden calories in alcoholic drinks that many people don’t account for when they are dieting or starting a fitness plan.
While it is most certainly true that wine contains calories, as does anything else you consume, it is a little unfair to tar it with the brush. It is perfectly fine to consume when on a diet as long as you keep a track of what you are drinking and enjoy your wine in moderation.
Of course, for those who are still a little concerned, champagne is an excellent choice. Whereas the average glass of wine will usually contain approximately 120 calories, a glass of champagne usually weighs in at about the 80 calorie mark. This means that you can enjoy a couple of glasses with a meal without having to worry too much about the effect it might have on your waistline.
A Healthy Heart
It is already pretty well-known that a glass of red wine every day can really help to maintain a healthier heart and that various studies have proven this to be true. In fact, we have even spoken about the subject at length ourselves in the past and it is one of the main reasons that we recommend drinking red wine in moderation, apart from the wonderful varieties of textures, tastes and flavours of course.
However, what many people don’t know is that champagne is also excellent for the heart as well. This, in part, is because many variations of the drink are made using a blend of red and white wine grapes, which means that you get all of the benefits of a good red wine with the lighter and more refreshing taste of a white wine.
As such, the drink contains a number of antioxidants that are a great benefit to the heart. Not only does a glass of champagne taste amazing, but it can also help to prevent damage to blood vessels and prevent blood clots, all of which lead to having a healthier heart.
A number of studies, including one that was published in the British Journal of Nutrition, have confirmed this fact and it is most definitely recommended that you enjoy a glass of champagne a day if you want to live a healthier lifestyle.
As any wine love knows, the drink is best enjoyed when consumed in moderation. Drinking an entire bottle in the space of a couple of hours isn’t generally recommended, as this could lead to you failing to appreciate the wine that you are consuming in addition to causing other issues.
With champagne, drinking in moderation is far easier than it is with most other wines, especially if you consume it properly. This is, in part, due to the fact that champagne is best consumed from a flute, rather than a traditional wine glass.
As silly as it may sound, the flute will generally hold much less than a standard wine glass, which means that you are consuming less with each serving. This can help you to moderate your drinking while also ensuring that you truly savour the drink.
Better yet, the bubbles that lend champagne its sparkling texture are also another excellent way of moderating your drinking. They not only lend the wine a refreshing zest, but can also act to fill you up a little quicker than a regular and still wine. This means that you feel less of a need to drink more and still enjoy what you have consumed.
Spatial and Short Term Memory
One of the less commonly spoken about benefits of champagne is the way that it can improve the quality of your memory. A number of studies have shown that drinking champagne moderately and on a regular basis is capable of improving your spatial memory.
Spatial memory is essentially the ability to recognise your surroundings and the people with home you interact and also plays a large part in determining the sorts of complex tasks that you can complete in addition to helping with mental calculations.
In short, it is extremely important and having good spatial memory will mean that you are more likely to excel in other tasks. This is of particular importance to those who are beginning to reach middle age and are worrying about their mental faculties beginning to deteriorate over time.
In fact, a glass of champagne on a regular basis is excellent for warding off the early onset of afflictions such as dementia thanks to the way that it improves spatial and short term memory.
So there you have it! Just a few more reasons why you should always consider champagne when making your next wine purchase. Of course, even if none of the above appeals to you there is always the amazing taste and sensation that the wine provides, meaning there is no reason not to enjoy this great wine.