About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Drinking Gin Boosts Metabolism And Aids In Weight Loss

by Hannah Joy on April 17, 2017 at 4:28 PM
Font : A-A+

Drinking Gin Boosts Metabolism And Aids In Weight Loss

Gin increases the metabolic rate and enhances the body's ability to burn calories within an hour of drinking, reveals a new study.

Gin is made from antioxidant-rich juniper berries, which is good for your metabolism and in fact, the mice who were fed regular doses of the spirit, saw a 17 percent increase in their metabolic rate, according to researchers from the University of Sigulda in Latvia.

Advertisement


The study, published in the Journal Food & Nature, assessed how the alcoholic beverage affected calories in mice.

Gin is one of the lowest-calorie spirits available, with just 97 calories per shot.

The findings suggest that it, tipple triggers an 'after burn' effects that enhances your body's ability to burn calories for a whole hour after you finish your drink.
Advertisement

"Consumption of gin resulted in a marked increase in metabolic rate, which indicates the spirit may have a slimming effect on the body," said lead study author Thisa Lye. This likely stems from the core ingredient: antioxidant-rich juniper berries. These berries, common in Europe, are a natural diuretic and aid digestion, helping to ease bloating, Reports Mail Online.

In natural medicine, juniper has also been used to ease inflammation in joints for people with arthritis.

In fact, a 2008 study published in the Journal of Diabetes Nursing found gin and tonic is the safest alcohol drink for people with Type-1 diabetes, given juniper's rejuvenating qualities that help to ease inflammation of the arteries. However, sugar-sweetener mixers fuel bloating, destabilize metabolism and affect digestion.

To avoid extra calories, try pairing your gin with a slim-line tonic, and add rosemary, basil or cucumber for a twist of flavor.



Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Alarming Cesarean Section Trends in India - Convenience or Compulsion of Corporate Healthcare
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Oral Health And AIDS Diet Pills Obesity The Cabbage Diet Zone Diet AIDS/HIV Mediterranean Diet AIDS/HIV - Epidemiology AIDS/HIV - Clinical Features AIDS/HIV - Health Education 

Most Popular on Medindia

Blood Pressure Calculator Sanatogen A-Z Drug Brands in India Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Find a Hospital Accident and Trauma Care Drug - Food Interactions Selfie Addiction Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Iron Intake Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Drinking Gin Boosts Metabolism And Aids In Weight Loss Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests