The symbolic drink of many holidays is champagne. This is also a traditional drink, which is poured out under the chiming clock for the New Year, and the main drink at a wedding, birthday or name-day. And also, the winners of the competitions are poured out with champagne and so on. And only a few people think at this moment about what this drink represents itself. Is it harmful or useful? − No one thinks about it. However, knowing about this is actually very important. So, let us consider what the champagne is in general, does it have any positive qualities, and what are its contraindications?!
What Is True Champagne?
Unfortunately, the champagne we use today is far from what it really should be. After all, this drink is a blending of three varieties of grapes, each of which brings a certain taste to the drink. Firstly, the grapes are harvested, then the juice is squeezed from it and the wort is obtained. Then, this drink is fermented. After that, this consistency leaves in the special oak or metal drums for some period − from several months up to several years.
After a while comes blending that is mixing the prepared varieties of wine. For this, there are special masters who make the corporate taste of the champagne. And after that, the secondary fermentation occurs. This time the drink is bottled, there the ingredients are added in the form of yeast and sugar, and in this consistence form it is stored in the wine cellar for several years. After a designated period, when the drink will be close to the finished one, the resulting champagne will have gas bubbles and sediment. The last must be disposed from it. This is also a fairly time-consuming and responsible process, requiring experience in this matter.
Is Utility of Champagne Truth or Myth?
If you think that the champagne, it is almost the same as the wine and useful properties of them are the same, you are deeply mistaken. Yes, the wine really has the useful properties, it acts as an antioxidant fighting free radicals, helps reduce blood pressure, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the champagne is not just the wine, it only remotely resembles it. So the useful influence, if it presents, resembles only remotely the wine properties, and its effect is in an order of magnitude smaller.
On the other hand, indeed, even the champagne has some positive qualities. For example, it largely stimulates the respiratory system − bronchi and trachea, positively affects the digestive system, the gastrointestinal tract, but with some reservations. So, a useful action appears only if the digestive organs are perfectly healthy, and have no problems; and you should drink no more than two glasses of the champagne a day.
Harmful Qualities of Champagne
However, the harm of the champagne can be said somewhat more. Let and especially big harm of low-alcohol drinks is not recognized, but it still takes place in champagne. Many consider the champagne a harmless drink, comparing it with a carbonated drink and give it to even children. However, this is not entirely correct, and even harmful, and now we will tell why.
Whatever the alcoholic beverage − low-alcohol or strong, it does not matter, it contains ethyl alcohol, which is certainly harmful to the child's organism. The champagne is not allowed to drink on an empty stomach. In this case, there will be irritation of the digestive system, as well as an increase in acidity in the organism, which first provoke the heartburn, and then can even retch. Drinking the champagne, perhaps you are stimulating the work of the cardiovascular system, but at the same time, you are injuring your liver, and as a consequence, all of your health in general. Like all alcoholic beverages, the champagne can cause the development of memory impairment, vision and so on. Just like the wine, the champagne stimulates the rotting of foods directly in the digestive organs, particularly in the intestines, and this is fraught with disease.
Especially owing to the harmful qualities of champagne you need to follow the young girls because their body is even more susceptible to the action of alcoholic beverages. And if the organism of men is completely cleared of alcohol in a fairly short time, then the women alcohol excretes completely only across for four-five months. Naturally, the using of champagne to underage children is prohibited since all the above negative qualities of champagne affect the child's organism with a double force.
Thus, the benefits of the champagne really are, but it is very meager in comparison with its shortcomings. Therefore, the benefit of the champagne is more of a myth than a reality so know the measure and keep your temper.