Benefits in The Bubbles
Fewer calories, and good for your skin? Pinch me I am dreaming. Next time your reach for that glass of bubbly consider this.
For starters, champagne-like other bubbly drinks have been shown to make us drink at a slower rate and fill up more quickly. So naturally less intake, fewer calories.
But that is not the only way champagne can be the wiser choice in alcohol beverages. Maybe it’s time to trade your vino for champagne? The New York Times noted Unless you consume it by the gallon, choosing Champagne over wine or beer represents the diet option. Sort of. A small flute of brut Champagne (which means it contains no more than 12 grams of residual sugar per liter) is usually 80 to 100 calories, fewer than in a 175-milliliter glass of wine and far healthier than a pint of beer.
Fewer calories is great news but the benefits can be even more surprising. According to New Beauty, A really fun way to incorporate toner into your skin-care routine is to use champagne. (Yes, we said champagne.) “Champagne detoxifies the skin with antioxidants and lightening tartaric acid helps even out the skin tone,” says Smithtown, NY, dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD. “For those with oily skin, its antibacterial properties aid in leaving last year’s breakouts behind.”
After cleansing your skin, apply the champagne with a cotton ball to your face, neck and décolleté. Because it’s alcohol, be sure to avoid the eye area to avoid irritation. If you know you have sensitive or dry skin, test it out on a patch of non-visible skin on your neck or hands.
Of course, everything in moderation. More than the recommended drinks and you can do your body more harm than good. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, women should not consume more than one severing of alcohol per day. This definition is referring to the amount consumed on any single day and is not intended as an average over several days.
Disclaimer: The material on this blog is for informational purposes only. This is general information and is not a substitute for your own doctor’s or esthetician’s care or advice.