It may come as a surprise to many drinkers that gin may have more advantages for the health than other spirits. When consumed in moderation, gin can do wonders for some important body functions, and the health of a few vital organs. Here are some amazing effects of drinking gin.
Joint pain relief: Apparently, a smidgen of gin can help ease the pain brought about by joint problems such as gout and arthritis. It has been a practice for some time now for many people to soak raisins in gin, and consume them whenever they feel the onset of joint pain.
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Digestion improvement: Gin can improve a body’s digestive processes. Gin is made up of a number of herbs that can stimulate the secretion of stomach acids and digestive enzymes.
Protection against malaria: Gin and tonic is the drink of choice for people in malaria-stricken countries for a few centuries now. Accounts have shown that gin can both cure and prevent the dreaded disease.
System cleansing: Since juniper, the berries that make up gin, is a diuretic, it causes the body to urinate more often, thus alleviating any bloated-like feeling. This can also be very helpful against urinary tract infections.
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Protection of the liver: This part is theoretical since gin is an alcoholic beverage, and may well be bad for the liver. However, because junipers are diuretic, they may help against liver disease.