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It can speed up your metabolism

Taking a shot of gin causes an after burn effect that speeds up metabolism, increasing your body’s calorie-burning potential for up to an hour after consumption. Yes, this means gin could actually help you lose weight.
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8 glorious reasons to drink more gin

Hearing that alcohol can be good for you is one of the simple joys in life. We’re all aware of the health benefits of a glass of wine but what about the likes of gin? The popular spirit is low in calories but also has a number of other hidden properties.

A shot of gin can do everything from keeping your skin looking its best to getting rid of constant aches and pains. Here’s a few of the alcohol’s secret health tricks.

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