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Champagne may help your heart, skin, brain

According to British researchers, a glass of champagne can help your heart, your skin, even your brain.

December 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Start your New Year's off with a healthy note and say cheers with a glass of champagne. According to British researchers, the festive drink can help your heart, your skin, even your brain.Champagne contains polyphenols, which are plant chemicals that have antioxidant properties.

Polyphenols lower blood pressure and have an anti-inflammatory effect on your skin. Research shows they may also protect your brain from stroke injuries.

Of course all those health benefits are wiped out if you over imbibe, so limit your toast to one glass.