If you only partake Champagne during weddings, holidays and celebrations, you may be missing out on a surprising cognitive benefit.
A new study has found that one to two glasses of Champagne a week can help ward off age-related memory loss as well as the onset of dementia and other degenerative brain disorders.Scientists at the University of Reading in the UK recently published a study of their research in a journal -Antioxidants and Redox Signaling.
They have found that Champagne’s phenolic compounds can improve one’s spatial memory, which plays a significant role in navigation and the performance of complex tasks and calculations.
This acid compounds aid in signaling the brain’s hippocampus and cortex, helping in preventing the loss of proteins involved in memory storage that occurs when you grow older.
Through the study of lab rats, it showed that Champagne slowed this decline. The rats were given a moderate dose of Champagne each day for six weeks.
This is the human equivalent of about a glass-and-a-half a week, and found the subjects were able to performed twice as well on maze tests as rats who had not had previously tasted bubbly.
So next time you might want to a glass of two of champagne, it may help to boost you memory and continue making you young at heart by warding of age-related memory loss.