Gin, it really is one of the finer things in life, isn’t it?
We all love an evening full of good gin and tonics but often wake up the next morning with a looming sense of dread and regret. But, fear no more! Because it turns out that gin is actually pretty good for you… And it’s science that says so!
Research has proven that the juniper-based spirit isn’t as bad for you as we had once believed… And here are the reasons why.
- Juniper berries are actually super berries.
Gin is the most natural spirit as it’s primary ingredient is the juniper berry, which is packed with a number of infection-fighting qualities as they are warming, stimulating and disinfecting.
2. Juniper Berries are packed full of antioxidants.
Antioxidants boost the regenerating cells in your body for smoother, healthier-looking skin. So more gin means fewer wrinkles, surely?
3. Gin is a low-calorie spirit.
According to Livestrong, gin is one of the least calorific spirits, with only 97 calories per shot. Juniper berries also increase the number of enzymes that break down your food, therefore speeding up your digestion.
4. Gin could potentially help you to live longer.
Juniper berries contain flavonoids, which are great for preventing heart disease and improving blood circulation as you get older. Though of course, excessive consumption could do quite the opposite, so make sure you drink responsibly!
5. It can help to fight kidney and liver disease.
Juniper berries help stop water retention in your body, allowing you to pass more water than any other alcohol. This means that more of the harmful toxins and bacteria which you consume when you drink alcohol are flushed out of your system.
6. Gin is beneficial for your bones.
The alcohol content in gin coupled up with the juniper berries can be an effective treatment for chronic pain and inflammations, such as arthritis.
7. It can help fight off coughs and colds.
The oils contained in juniper berries can alleviate coughs by expelling the mucus in the throat and aiding lung congestion.
Suddenly fancy a gin and tonic? So do I!