Popping Champagne? Health Benefits of Bubbly

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: With fewer calories and some amazing health benefits, why not have a glass or two of bubbly?
Air Date: 12/15/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John Higgins, MD
John Higgins John P. Higgins, MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (6th graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Popping Champagne? Health Benefits of Bubbly
Whether you're celebrating at a wedding, or toasting to the New Year, champagne might be your go-to drink.

It turns out that there may actually be some health benefits from popping bottles. For example, while a glass of wine usually contains 120 calories, a four-ounce glass of champagne contains only 90 calories.

A recent study also found that drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week can help delay the onset of dementia and memory loss.

Will you be toasting to good health this year?

Listen in as John Higgins, MD, shares the health benefits of drinking champagne.