Yes, you read that correctly: soon you could be able to drink your weekly champagne glasses light-heartedly, since a group of academics at Reading University has found that it is good for your memory and could help fight Alzheimer’s dementia.
The scientists published a research that they conducted through the testing on some rodents: a rat has been given champagne in its weekly diet and, after 6 weeks, the results denoted an improvement in its memory capacity. The beneficial effect of the famous sparkling wine can be found in the presence of phenolic acids, a family of antioxidants already well-known by scientists for their various benefits on the human body. Essentially, the phenolic acids contained in Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, both used to produce champagne, would have a positive effect on the hippocampus area of the brain, which is the part associated with the creation of new memories. This would stimulate and help our body fighting illnesses that tend to undermine our memory causing dementia, like the sadly famous Alzheimer. The phenolic acids contained in the champagne are also present in other common foods such as coffee and tea, grapes, corn, wheat, blueberries, plums, cherries, kiwis and citrus fruits.
The status of the research, which was published in 2015, is undergoing experiments with laboratory rats, and there are currently no data on man, but, by conveying the quantity given to the rodents on our specie, the benefits would be visible with about 3 glasses of champagne a week.
Today we are still far from your doctor prescribing you wine, but in the future the situation may change. However, if in the meanwhile you want to start fighting Alzheimer on your own, we recommend that you do it in the best way with some natural sparkling wines from the Natural Vine shop: