10 Reasons why drinking gin could be good for you!
Do of course take the below with a pinch of salt! We are not medical professionals, and the article is intended as entertainment only. On the other hand, what isn’t made better by a good G&T? 🙂
We’ve all heard a glass of red wine is good for you, but what if you fancy something a little lighter? a spirit perhaps?
Juniper berries are packed with health benefits so it turns out gin is pretty good for you too…if you’re after a healthier (ish) tipple then why not go for this quintessentially British drink.
1. It’s packed full of herbal goodness
Gin isn’t only made with juniper berries, but plenty of other natural botanicals too; angelica root, rosemary, citrus peel, nutmeg, sage, lemongrass; the list is endless, most of which offer a wide range of healing benefits.
2. Its a natural remedy for arthritis
Many people now take gin-soaked golden raisins at night as a folk remedy to prevent inflammation.
3. Juniper berries are packed with medicinal properties
Which can help to combat infection, so simply raise a glass of gin to deal with all manner of bacterial infection.
4. It fights kidney and liver disease
Again juniper berries found in gin are often used as a herbal treatment to improve kidney health.
5. Packed with Antioxidants
Which help your skin look fresher and younger.
6. It’s a cancer fighter
All those antioxidants from the juniper berries help neutralise free radicals in your system.
7. Gin and Tonic is anti-malaria
Drunk by the Brits in India for hundreds of years, the quinine contained in this now quintessentially British drink helps prevent Malaria.
8. It boosts your digestive system
The bitter herbs used to make the gin, help your liver produce more enzymes and the alcohol will create more stomach acid, both aiding the breakdown of the food you eat.
9. Its a low-calorie option
Gin is one of the lowest calorie spirits as well as containing digestive enzymes that prevents bloating. Be careful with what you mix it with as the mixers can be packed with sugar.
10. It can help you live longer
On top of all the above health benefits, gin is even known to reduce heart disease and this woman is over 105 and puts it down to gin!
So if, like us, you just LOVE gin, then there are 10 perfectly good reasons to drink more; there are hundreds of varieties out there so vary your choice of gin and you’ll gain a wide variety of herbal medicinal benefits!
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*Do of course take the above article with a pinch of salt! We are not medical professionals, and the article is intended as entertainment only. On the other hand, what isn’t made better by a good G&T? 🙂