For many people, Gin is the spirit of choice because it’s versatile and delicious. But there are also a few health benefits to drinking Gin as well! Let’s take a look at some of those.
It is versatile
Gin is a versatile spirit that can be used on its own, in cocktails and as a mixer. It’s also a classic cocktail ingredient, which means you can find Gin in various drinks, from the simple to the complex. Whether you’re looking for something refreshing or complex and elegant, Gin has got you covered. Gin is so versatile that it makes sense as an addition to many other recipes—including baked goods!
- Gin-based cocktails are classics like martinis and G&Ts (Gin & tonic).
- Vodka doesn’t have nearly as much flavour as gin, so it’s often used with other ingredients to compensate for this lack of flavour diversity.
It may help relieve arthritis pain
You may have heard that Gin can be used to relieve headaches and muscle aches. This is because the compound in Gin called salicin is similar to aspirin, a pain reliever. Salicin can help reduce aching muscles and joints associated with arthritis—but it’s important to remember that alcohol can cause dehydration, which makes you more likely to feel more pain in your body.
Gin may boost your mood
In addition to being a fun drink enjoyed by many, Gin has also been found to have some mental health benefits. A study published in BMC Medicine found that people who drank moderate alcohol were less likely to experience depression than those who rarely drank or abstained altogether.
Gin is low in calories
Gin is lower in calories than other spirits. A typical shot of Gin has 94 calories, compared to whiskey (110), brandy (115), rum (126), tequila and vodka (both 132). Gin is also lower in calories than wine or beer.
For example, a 5 oz serving of dry red wine has 128 cals, a 12 oz light or regular beer has 150 cals, and an 8 oz glass of sweet white wine has 120 cals. Gin comes in under all three at only 94 per 4-oz pour!
Gin is inexpensive compared to other spirits
Gin is one of the most affordable spirits on the market. Gin is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a drink that won’t break the bank. A bottle of Gin usually costs less than many other liquors, including whiskey and vodka. It’s also cheaper than beer and wine—two more popular options among cost-conscious drinkers.
If you want to save money while still enjoying some alcoholic beverages, consider choosing Gin over other types of alcohol in the future!
You can drink Gin, which might not be that bad for you.
Gin is made from the distilled and flavoured alcohol of a fermented mash of grain or malt.
Gin is an alcoholic beverage produced by infusing flavourings (botanicals) into a distillate of ethanol and water. The juniper berry gives Gin its distinctive flavour and colour as it contains essential oils that provide the aroma, taste, and colours associated with this spirit. Many different gins are available today; some use only natural ingredients, while others use artificial flavours to achieve their desired tastes.
While Gin is not the healthiest beverage on the planet, it’s not as bad as you might think. Sure, many other spirits are lower in calories and have less sugar than Gin, but if you’re looking for a drink that will give you some zing without knocking your socks off, then this may be just what the doctor ordered.
Just remember: moderation is key! Don’t overindulge or consume too much of anything else while drinking because it could lead to unwanted side effects like headaches or nausea (if they go too far with their consumption).