Italy is responsible for the phenomenon that is Prosecco, which, in 2013, edged ahead of Champagne in terms of bottle sold around the world (307 million versus 304 million respectively). It is light and fizzy, delicate and fruity. Because the wines are aged in large tanks with less pressure Prosecco bubbles are lighter, frothy and spritzy with less persistence as compared to champagne. Finer Prosecco wines often exhibit notes of tropical fruits, banana cream, hazelnut, vanilla and honeycomb. A standard pour of Prosecco has about 121 calories and costs about $13 for a good entry-level bottle.
1. It’s 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.
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!
4. It can lower your risk of diabetes and Cancer
A study from Canada showed that wine, including the sparkling variety, can lower your risk of developing diabetes by 13%. However, it’s worth noting that people who already have diabetes should take care while drinking alcohol as it affects their blood sugar levels.
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.
Cheers to good health!