Love Gin? These 5 Health Benefits Might Surprise You

Do you have enough gin in your diet?

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As if we didn't love gin enough already. 

Now we have even MORE reason to.

Mwahahaha. 

Did you know that gin is one of the more healthy spirits? 

1. More gin = less wrinkles 

Ditch your anti-wrinkle cream and replace it with a bottle of Gordon's. 

Juniper berries, that give gin its unique flavour, are full of antioxidants and boost the regenerating cells in your body for smooth, healthy and youthful skin. 

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2. It helps to fight liver and kidney disease

Gin is a great natural remedy for 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 harmful toxins and bacteria are flushed out your system

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3. Juniper berries are super berries

We all try to eat 'super foods' 'cos their healthy. Duh. 

So why not try to drink 'super drinks'?

Gin is the most natural spirit as its main ingredient is of course juniper berries. These super berries are jam-packed with infection fighting qualities as they are warming, stimulating and disinfecting.

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4. It's got, like, no calories

No need to worry bout that waistline – gin is one of the least calorific spirits with (roughly) 97 calories per shot.

Hurrah!

And the juniper berries are back at it again, coming into action by increasing the number of enzymes that break down your food and helping your digestion. This also means less bloating.

Opt for a slimline tonic and you're good to go!

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5. Tis good for your bones

Gin can help to relieve achy joints and gout, and its alcohol content coupled with the juniper berries can be an effective treatment for chronic pain and inflammations, such as arthritis. 

Wahey. 

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Not only is gin great for your health, it's also great for your social life. 

Happy dranking. 

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Alana Laverty

Just a Galway gal eating and writing her way around Dublin alana@lovindublin.com

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