We’ve all heard that drinking more red wine is good for the heart (and the soul, of course) and that a glass can even be the equivalent to an hour at the gym. But what about champagne?
A recent study performed by the University of Reading in the U.K. found that a glass of bubbly isn’t only great for toasting important events in life but also “beneficial to brain health,” the Standard reports.
According to the study, a compound in the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes (two of the three main varieties used in champagne production) can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Three glasses a week should do the trick, research suggests. The study, however, does not specify whether all sparkling wines are beneficial.
While the study is as uplifting as those bubbles, the Alzheimer’s Society says it isn’t reason to party yet. “A lot more research is needed,” a spokesperson told the Standard.
Now we run into the issue of keeping those bubbles around for the whole week. You could try drinking your three glasses in a single sitting, or you could try this device that we found to be useful in this kind of situation.