Literally just a list of all the reasons prosecco is good for your health
I’ll drink to that
by Lucy Woodham
It’s finally the news we’ve all been waiting for – according to research, prosecco is actually full of several health benefits.
From being good for your heart, to increasing your sex drive, if we weren’t already enjoying the bottle of fizz enough, we can now gulp guilt free knowing that what we are drinking is only doing us good.
With the festive season upon us, here’s how prosecco is helping you out.
It’s good for your skin
For those who are prone to breakouts or have a naturally oily complexion, the ingredients in prosecco help to detoxify your skin, leaving you with a more even skin tone. It also helps with anti-ageing by smoothing out wrinkles and making your complexion more radiant.
The bubbles are good for your heart
According to scientists at the University of Reading, drinking one glass a week of prosecco a week can lower your blood pressure and increase the circulation to your heart thanks to polyphenols, the technical name for plant chemicals with antioxidants, found in the bubbles. Polyphenols also increase the availability of nitric oxide, which controls your blood pressure.
It will help your memory
Thanks to scientific research at the University of Reading again (thanks guys), prosecco aids your memory and cognitive functioning. Although you might not feel like you can remember the whole night after a couple of glasses, research suggests the bubbles, especially those found in champagne, can help reduce memory loss and fight off dementia and other degenerative brain diseases. The grapes also provide zinc, magnesium, and potassium ton help brain function.
It’s great for your sex drive
Feeling a little lack lustre? Or wondering why you’re having great sex after drinking prosecco? According to a paper in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, drinking one or two glasses of prosecco before sex can heighten your libido thanks again to the antioxidants. The antioxidants increase the blood flow to your downstairs getting you in the mood. Cheers!
Drinking it makes you feel good (obviously)
As if you didn’t already need to be told that prosecco makes you feel great, the chemicals in the sparkling wine have been found to be mood boosters, especially magnesium, zinc and potassium.
It can help prevent cancer and diabetes
A study conducted in Canada found that wine and sparkling wine can lower your chances of contracting diabetes around 13 per cent. Furthermore, the flavonoids found in red wine and prosecco, which have antioxidant properties, also help reduce your chances of developing cancer.
Prosecco can help fight off colds
Drinking can feel like the last thing on your mind when you’ve got a runny nose and a chesty cough, but a glass of prosecco a day really can keep the doctor away. Apparently, drinking one glass of prosecco can minimise your chances of developing a cold in the first place by 60 per cent.