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Reasons to Enjoy Tonic Water

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by PurpleFox, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Leg cramps

    Quinine was once prescribed for leg cramps. The drug was then taken off the market. But many people drink a glass of quinine water and find that it helps with nocturnal cramping. Other medications are available for this problem.

    Insect repellant

    “Mosquitoes don’t bother me,” insists a man who has lived in Central America for several years. Malaria has been eliminated in Panama and several other countries but people are still bothered by “no-see-ums”. This gentleman, who enjoys his vodka and tonic with lime every evening, will tell you that it keeps the pesky stingers away because they don’t like his bitter blood.

    There is some scientific evidence to support this theory since quinine was once used against mosquito-borne malaria virus in the bloodstream. DEET, the most common topical repellant, emits a bitter odor or taste to flying insects.

    Digestive aid

    Quinine water is a clear carbonated drink. The alkaloid or “bitters” in quinine can soothe a tummy troubled by minor indigestion.

    The tonic water on the market today from many companies contains carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, potassium sorbate as a preservative and quinine. Other natural sweetening products can be used in place of sugar. Diet soda versions are also available.

    Tonic water can be made without high-fructose corn syrup, phosphoric acid or food coloring. Read the label when buying a bottle or can.

    Thirst quencher

    Quinine or tonic water can be added to cranberry, orange, pineapple or other juices for people who don’t want to drink it straight. Any number of non-alcoholic cocktails can be made using tonic water.

    It can be consumed straight or over ice on a hot day. The combination of quinine and the citric flavoring makes a refreshing carbonated drink with a little lime or lemon added. This restores potassium lost through perspiration.

    A mixer

    Quinine water is generally used as a mixer with gin or vodka. This is the bitter lemon drink popular in the UK and Europe.

    Quinine water is naturally fluorescent under black light which adds to its fun at parties.

    Next time you order a gin and tonic, think of India in the 1800’s and the British soldiers who developed and enjoyed this now legendary drink.
  2. Ano ang QUinine water?.. yan ba yung alkaloid?
  3. is a carbonated soft drink, in which quinine is dissolved. Originally used as a prophylactic against malaria, tonic water usually now has a significantly lower quinine content and is consumed for its distinctive bitter flavour.
  4. ah?? ano daw?? wala bang tagalog nyan:hilarious:
  5. madali lang intindihin yan :ROFL:
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  6. Thanks for sharing :)
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