The 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Prosecco
Summer is here – and even through all the rain, who doesnt enjoy a refreshing glass of Prosecco after a hard day at work – or an even more tiring day looking after the kids! In recent years Prosecco has grown in such popularity that it is now outselling Champagne in the UK.
We all know that over-indulging is most certainly bad for you – but there are actually some surprising health benefits to a glass or two of Prosecco! Here is the top 4:
1.It Improves Memory
Research completed at the University of Reading back in 2013, showed that drinking one to three glasses of champagne or Prosecco a week may counterbalance memory loss associated with ageing, and could help delay the onset of degenerative brain disorders, such as dementia.
Phenolic compounds found in Prosecco, where shown that they can improve spatial memory, which is responsible for recording information about our surroundings, and for storing the information for future recall.
2. Low in Calories
Typically one glass of Prosecco contains around 80 calories – making it significantly less than red or white wine (around 239 calories). Even more exciting is that Thomson & Scott have developed a ‘skinny’ version which contains half the sugar and only contains 67 calories per glass. That is 22 less than in a banana!! We know which we prefer!
3. It’s Good for your Heart
According to research carried out by the University of Reading, 2 glasses of the fizzy stuff a day, can be good for your heart and your circulation.
It works in a similar way to Red Wine, which has also been proven to positively effect the function of blood vessels.
Prosecco is able to increase the availability of nitric oxide, via polyphenals, and high nitric oxide levels in the blood, can have beneficial effects, because as well as increasing blood flow, it may also help to decrease both blood pressure and the likelihood of blood clots forming.
4. Even Better for the Skin
If you are prone to a break out, or have a naturally oily complexion- the good news is that the ingredients in Prosecco contain anti-oxidants which help to detoxify skin, and even out skin tone. It can even help with anti-ageing by smoothing out wrinkles and leaving skin radiant.
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