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Gin And Tonic Could Help Ease This Common Health Condition

If you’re a hay fever sufferer, you may notice that when you have a beer your allergies are aggravated – which can make Friday night drinks a tad annoying.

But it doesn’t mean you have to avoid all alcohol.

Clear spirits, including gin and vodka, are “better options” according to Asthma UK, because they’re low in histamine and food preserving sulphites, which can trigger allergies.

In fact, gin’s unique distillation process means it’s entirely free of sulphites.

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But darker-coloured alcoholic beverages – including beer and red wine – have higher levels of these two chemicals.

According to Asthma UK, as well as ethanol, “alcoholic drinks contain a natural food chemical called histamine, which is found at particularly high levels in red wine and some beers. Red wine is the main culprit, followed by white wine, beer and then cider.”

Can’t wind down without a warming glass of shiraz? Opt for an organic wine.

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By Mens Health Staff

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