If you needed an excuse for a drink, this could be it.
Studies are suggesting that drinking a Gin & Tonic can actually speed up your metabolism, thus helping you lose weight. This news comes after research revealed that gin can help save you from hayfever.
Her.ie mentions a study conducted by the University of Sigulda in Latvia suggests that a G&T will speed up your metabolism to burn calories quicker.
The scientists gave a control group of mice a shot of water or a shot of gin and then measured how efficiently they burned calories. Amazingly, the gin drinking mice had a metabolic increase of 17%.
Professor Thisa Lye revealed what she thought of the findings: “Consumption of gin resulted in a marked increase in metabolic rate, which indicates the spirit may have a slimming effect on the body.”