I guess it’s official, summer is gone and the cold weather is about ready to arrive. In fact, in some parts of the world, the cold weather is already a reality and with it come all of the symptoms of the common cold, including a runny nose, coughing, sore throat, and drowsiness. It is not something that we look forward to but it is something that we have to put up with during the winter weather.
If you are somebody that enjoys feeling good and avoiding the cold, there may be a solution that has been hiding in plain sight. Many people tend to reach for an antioxidant or superfood if they want to cure a cold because they have high levels of vitamin C. It certainly can help to keep the cold away but there may be something else you can do and it is a lot more fun than munching on juniper berries!
Have you ever thought about drinking a gin & tonic to help with your cold? Some people may do it to help themselves sleep when they are sick but gin may actually be the alcoholic beverage of choice for those who are suffering. When you compare it with red wine, whiskey, and other alcoholic beverages, it has lower levels of histamine and that means fewer allergy triggers. If you plan on having a drink this winter, then the British asthma Association recommends trying gin.
The low level of histamine is all due to the distillation process. When gin is distilled, it results in a lower histamine level but it also provides other benefits. One of those benefits is low levels of sulfites, which is also something that can help to keep your cold in check. It is also something that asthmatics would appreciate.