Tonic Water is a carbonated soft drink that may contain sugar and has little nutritional value. The quinine present in tonic water provides a distinctive bitter flavour.
The inclusion of quinine in tonic is often associated as a primary health benefit of tonic. Quinine’s primary benefit is for the treatment of malaria. It’s not used to prevent malaria, but rather to kill the organism responsible for the disease. When found in small doses in tonic water, quinine is completely safe to consume.
Otherwise, the health and nutritional benefits of tonic water are pretty slim. However, like almost everything in life, it can still be enjoyed in moderation. So if Gin and Tonics are your drink of choice, go for it.
If you do want to make a healthier swap, we recommend switching out your tonic for our soda water, which has the carbonated fizz—without the added sugar content or quinine.