According to a new study, gin may speed up your metabolism.
Researchers found that gin triggers an “after burn” effect that boosts the body’s ability to burn calories for an hour after it is consumed. That’s about how long it takes the liver to process the booze.
The scientists are still trying to figure out exactly why this is happening, but in the meantime, feel free to kick back with a martini – and feel just a little less guilty. (New York Daily News)