Why drinking gin (in moderation) is actually GOOD for you

The health benefits of drinking gin - finally, some good news in 2020...

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Drinking gin could actually be good for you? Yes you heard it right, looks like 2020 isn't completely written off after all...

But before we get carried away with the gin advent calendars  - opening all the windows on the 1st of December is NOT responsible and you must drink responsibly - a little bit of your favourite tipple actually comes with added health benefits.

Here's three reasons why pouring yourself a glass of gin and tonic is actually pretty good for you...

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1. It can stop you from getting ill 

Juniper berries, the tasty little treats gin is made from, are packed with anti-ageing antioxidant and Vitamin C, which will boost your immune system and ward all colds and flu.

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2. It can help ease aching joints 

There’s long been a link between soothing aching joint and gin. An ancient remedy is to soak a handful of golden raisins in a bowl of gin and let it evaporate overnight. Then eat up to 9 raisins a day to help ease joints and prevent inflammation.

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3. It can help ease digestion

Juniper is a diuretic, meaning it can boost kidney health and help prevent bloating by easing water retention. The herbs in bottles could also help boost digestion by helping breaking down foods quicker.

Who knew? Right, let's get those G&T's ordered...

Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Celebrity Writer with more than 13 years experience in newspapers and magazines. She is currently Senior Entertainment writer for Goodto.com, womanandhome.com and Myimperfectlife.com

Before joining Future [formerly TI Media], Selina spent two years as a Showbiz Freelance Writer, worked as a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine. Selina previously spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she was awarded a O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart.

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