Here at Vemacity, we are two friends who have a passion for great gin - so a well-conceived gin makes us very happy. Of course, gin will always be alcohol so it is important to consider that if too much is consumed, this would have its own consequences. However, it does turn out there are actually a number of health benefits of drinking gin, as when consumed in moderation it can be seen as a healthier form of drinking.
Compared to other spirits and forms of alcohol, gin is one of the least calorific spirits with 97 calories per shot. Gin is also very low in sugar compared to other spirits, making it a waistline-friendly option when you’re trying to stay trim. All you need to do is ensure you are not accidentally doubling up on measures or going crazy on sugary mixers, as this is what can make the calories creep up.
Full of antioxidants
The antioxidants in juniper berries can help your body fight off infections, which are superfoods that can improve blood circulation. These dark purple fruits are full of infection-fighting qualities, which means them ideal for tackling numerous health conditions. Gin also contains flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that can improve circulation and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Can help fight kidney and liver disease
As well as helping your body fight off infections, juniper berries help to stop water retention in your body. This, in turn, allows more water to pass through your system and results in more of the harmful toxins and bacteria that you consume from being flushed out of your system. Gin also contains diuretic ingredients, which eases kidney filtration and therefore helps get rid of bad bacteria.
The fact that juniper berries are packed with antioxidants means that they can be used as a treatment for chronic pain, and inflammations. For example, if you are suffering from your joints aching, a small amount of gin could soothe your symptoms. It is a well-known fact that soaking a jar of raisins in gin is the perfect treatment for chronic pain and inflammations, such as arthritis.
Helps to fight off coughs
The oils in juniper berries can help relieve coughs by ousting the mucus in the throat and aiding lung congestion. When mixed with other herbs and ingredients, gin is a great way to soothe a sore throat. Ingredients such as ginger and lemon are a known remedy for soothing a sore throat and once combined with gin, the aroma and flavour would be perfect for anyone suffering from the common cold.
Hopefully, this post gave you a bit of an insight into how gin and tonic has a number of health benefits. We don’t want you to replace your normal medicine, but if you do drink gin in moderation you may begin to notice some of its positive health benefits.
Here at Vemacity, we stock a wide range of gin gift sets and gin gifts which would be great for any gin lover out there. Our Copa gin glasses are guaranteed to make your smile, especially because they become presented in a gorgeous gift box.
If you would like any more information regarding our balloon gin glasses or gin glass gift sets, you are more than welcome to visit the Vemacity website.