It turns out that Prosecco is actually good for you - roll on the weekend

It's a stress reliever AND a mood booster

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It's a stress reliever AND a mood booster

OK, so we're not endorsing bingeing or drinking alcohol all the time but... in moderation, apparently prosecco can be rather good for you.

Got your attention? Good. Let us explain how this is true, according to science, naturally. (Let's just not forget those failsafe hangover cures, shall we?)

So seeing as prosecco contains antioxidants good for your blood flow, it's been proven as healthy for your heart as red wine, helping to strengthen blood vessels and prevent blood clots.

And, although it might seen counter-intuitive, drinking one to three glasses of prosecco a week could be good for your memory. The University of Reading found that it could counteract memory loss as after alcohol, your brain starts to consolidate memories from short into long-term (but admittedly only when drank moderately.)

Apparently prosecco can also combat the signs of ageing by detoxifying your skin - plus, it has less calories in it than wine. #justsayin'

But, how can you make it even healthier for you? That's easy. Team it with singing. Yup, don't just reserve belting out some Mariah or Whitney for shower time, take it to after-hours with prosecco and karaoke (in fact, Lucky Voice have a £15 per head deal going on until Christmas with limitless prosecco. You're welcome).

Scientific research shows that singers have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol because singing is good for relieving anxiety in your body (and mind.) Singing does this by improving blood circulation and allowing more oxygen to reach your brain which improves mental alertness and concentration - and, the University of Frankfurt have shown that singing strengthens your immune system too.

Karaoke anyone?

Delphine Chui