It’s fantastic when new scientific results changes Your life … or does it? I’ve been a grand consumer of Champagne the last 15 years and now the scientists show that I’m on the right path!
Professor Jeremy Spencer, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading, said: ‘These exciting results illustrate for the first time that the moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning, such as memory. Such observations have previously been reported with red wine, through the actions of flavonoids contained within it.’
‘However, our research shows that champagne, which lacks flavonoids, is also capable of influencing brain function through the actions of smaller phenolic compounds, previously thought to lack biological activity. We encourage a responsible approach to alcohol consumption, and our results suggest that a very low intake of one to two glasses a week can be effective.’