Finally, some good news is in for some of us that have been needing good news: Gin can actually help keep you looking younger. We know this because science says so.
The main botanical ingredient in gin, which gives the alcohol its distinct flavor, is juniper berries – an excellent source of antioxidants. In short, sipping your favourite gin at the weekend can help promote the appearance of healthier-looking, fresh skin.
Juniper berries are packed with vitamin C, meaning gin is packed full of a “superfruit” making it one of the healthiest spirits you can buy.
Drinking a combination of gin and tonic is one way to up the level of antioxidants in your body and can help with the promotion of cell regeneration within your body.
Another encouraging aspect of drinking gin is that gin-based drinks are typically low in calories, (relatively speaking). Pair your spirit with a slimline tonic, and with a range of natural ingredients like citrus fruit and you’re basically entering a health regime.
Another health benefit claimed to be associated with drinking gin include is that it aids digestion as the bitters use to make the alcohol can prevent bloating and water retention, it can ease joint pain as juniper berries attack the inflammation that causes pain and it can help with your hay fever in the upcoming summer months.
Seems like now is the time to start on the gin-based aspect of your new health regime.
If you’re looking for some new Gins to try, here are some options:
Citadelle has unveiled the latest permanent addition to its portfolio, Citadelle Jardin d’été. Inspired by a French garden cultivated by Debbie Gabriel, wife of Citadelle Founder Alexandre Gabriel, Jardin d’été is made with melon flesh, whole lemon, yuzu zest and more orange peel, in addition to the 19 botanicals used to make Citadelle Original.
Eden Mill has expanded its Distiller’s Choice collection with two limited edition gins aged in wine casks. In February of this year, the Scottish distillery launched Oak Old Tom gin as the inaugural release in its new, ultra-premium Distiller’s Choice range.