Love gin and tonic? 4 reasons why drinking this concoction isn’t all that bad

Published on: 10 March 2022, 16:00 pm IST

Anything in moderation isn’t bad for your health, even it is drinking gin.

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If gin is your poison, we have great news for you. Looks like drinking gin isn’t all that bad. In fact, if you sip on it wisely, it may also offer major benefits. We can see those jaws dropping. Well, when you hear about the surprising benefits it has for you, you’ll literally be blown away.

Here are some unbelievable benefits of drinking gin

  1. Woohoooo! Gin is low in calories

    The good news is that gin has a low-calorie count, just like vodka and tequila. Ideally, a shot of gin has 97 calories. Plus, there is no added sugar or flavour. So, if you want to tickle your taste buds without compromising on that waistline, one or two gin drinks won’t harm at all. Although, we won’t recommend you to consume it neat. Try and mix it with lime juice or coconut water.

    Drinking ginDrinking gin is any day better than drinking beer. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  2. It might be good for your skin

    Gin is basically made of juniper berries and as per a study published in Antioxidants, these berries are a great source of antioxidants. Basically, as we age, our cells get damaged. This is the main reason why people fall sick as they age, and their skin starts to loosen up. To repair these cells, and to produce new ones, we need antioxidants in our body. And drinking gin in moderation may help you keep the antioxidant count in your body up. Thanks to all the antioxidants in there, your skin won’t be struck by premature ageing. Now that’s a bonus!

  3. It might be a good anti-inflammatory agent

    According to this study published in the journal, Atherosclerosis, gin contains anti-inflammatory compounds. This is great for those who have problems like joint pain and arthritis. Having said that, it is always a good idea to consult with your doctor before you do this!

    pain in jointsDrinking gin might help in joint pain. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  4. Gin may help with bloating

    People who deal with bloating, this is great news for you. Apparently, drinking gin may help you with digestion. Not just that, but if you are losing your appetite for some reason, gin can help you out. As per a study, if taken as a pre-meal drink, gin can help in stimulating your hunger pangs.

The bottom line is – how much is too much? If you have the best of food and don’t have it in moderation, it can also be unhealthy for you. But in hindsight, if you regulate the quantity, even the worst of things can help you stay hale and hearty. And that’s the key, dear!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.

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