Drinking Gin Could Speed Up The Metabolism

Gin’s a bloody brilliant invention, isn’t it? 

It’s like a cold, comforting hug in a glass, and I’m willing to have a lengthy argument with anyone who cares to disagree.

But aside from its delicious taste, it looks like gin could also be good for those of us who are on an eternal diet, as it’s been suggested that it could speed up the metabolism.


According to a study undertaken by the University of Sigulda in Latvia, your favourite tipple may actually speed up your metabolism, and help your body burn calories more efficiently.

In order to conduct their research, the scientists from the university gave two separate groups of mice the equivalent of one shot of either gin or water.

After doing this, they measured the mice’s potential for burning calories.

Surprisingly, the mice who’d necked a shot of gin saw an impressive increase of 17% in their metabolic rate. Meanwhile, those who’d been given water saw no change.

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