Champagne is a sparkling wine usually produced within the Champagne region of France, although there are companies that bottle their own “sparkling wine” as champagne in regions like California’s Napa Valley. Like wine, there are many varieties of champagne. In the Champagne region of France alone there are more than 100 companies that produce their own, distinctive champagnes.
Most champagnes have less than 100 calories per serving and are considered to be a healthy drink, but probably not as healthy as a good, hearty red wine.
- Helps aid digestion because its acidity cuts through fatty foods
- Is linked to lower depression rates
- Helps reduce fever
- Its gases are good for the respiratory system
- Contains polyphenols and other types of phenolic compounds like tyrosol and caffeic acid, which probably contributes to Champagne’s anti-inflammatory properties
Champagne is known to give you a buzz faster than other alcoholic beverages because of the interaction between the alcohol and the carbonated water; when combined together, the alcohol is absorbed faster into your body.