Some of us are still going strong with a healthy New Years Resolution and others are just kicking it into gear for the up coming bikini season. Regardless of your motivation, we commend you folks who are aiming to achieve a healthy lifestyle. We know how tough it can be to stick to your guns when it’s time to attend happy hour, and you’re searching the menu for a drink that won’t cancel out all your hard work. It just so happens that unlike some other spirits, good ole gin happens to benefit your health in more ways than one. Here are a few reasons we recommend selecting gin as your healthy drink of choice:

1.) Gin keeps it Au’naturel.
This spirit is simple, it’s always made with juniper berries in addition to a variety of herbs such as nutmeg, rosemary and angelica root. Each of these natural herbs have health benefits of their own, and when mashed together they work wonders, such as fighting off bad bacteria that may cause liver or kidney disease.

2.) Gin Also Aids Digestion
Juniper berries, nutmeg, sage and angelica root are all bitter herbs, which cause the liver to secret more digestive enzymes. This will make it easier for your stomach to break down all of those tasty bar snacks you just can’t resist.

3.) With Gin, There’s No Need for Botox
Some Studies have shown that you might as well replace your wrinkle cream with a gin cocktail. Both alcohol and juniper berries contain antioxidants that work to regenerate cells, giving G&T lovers a better chance at maintaining a flawless complexion.

4.) A Shot of Gin Can Ease Arthritis Pain
Ever heard of drinking away the pain? Well, when it comes to gin you can take that phrase literally. Gin is packed with herbal compounds, that work to treat chronic inflammation which causes arthritis and joint pain.

5.) Gin is Friendly to your Calorie Counter
Believe it or not, an ounce of gin contains a mere 74 calories, which is even less than you’ll find in a watery light beer. By holding off on the sugary tonic, and subbing in low cal mixer – you’ve got a yourself a cocktail that won’t kill a weeks worth of dieting.