Guac and Margs: Your Dream Diet?

Already thinking about that summer body or looking to improve your healthy habits all around? It might not be as difficult as you would think. Where challenging diet plans can be a pain, we might just have the combo for you!

Avocados + Tequila = Perfect Pair

Often called the “Alligator Pear,” the avocado is very nutritious and contains a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.

Some of the more prominent nutrients include vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin B5, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, potassium, iron, zinc, and magnesium!

Along with the various vitamins and minerals, avocados are loaded with fiber. The fiber in avocados makes them contribute to weight loss, lower the risk of many diseases, and reduce high blood sugar.

Not only are avocados extremely high in nutrients, but they help your body to better absorb nutrients from other foods too. Its no secret that avocados are high in fat, but have no fear! Avocados contain the GOOD kind of fat known as oleic acid. This monounsaturated fatty acid is linked to reduce inflammation and has shown to have positive effects on genes linked to cancer.

The most obvious perk? Avocados are delicious and satisfying! You can enjoy them with every meal, especially when you come to Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina. Our made-to-order guacamole is as fresh as it gets and makes a great addition to any of our traditional dishes!

And what better to pair with our delicious guacamole than a signature margarita! Okay, so maybe mixed margaritas won’t help you fit you into that little black dress, but tequila alone is sure to benefit!

It is believed that drinking a shot of tequila before a meal boots your metabolism, and drinking a shot after a meal aids in digestion. Choosing tequila over beer and wine automatically reduces the amount of calories and carbs, just be sure to leave out the sugary mixers!

Who says you can't be health conscious and still the life of the party?!


Top 10 Tequila Facts

  1. All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila
  2. Mezcal is a distilled beverage made in Mexico from Agave. Tequila is made from Blue Agave in the Appellation of Origin: Tequila Territory, primarily the state of Jalisco
  3. Worms are prohibited in Tequila bottles but may be present in Mezcal
  4. Tequila must be produced in Mexico: Just like bubbly must come from the Champagne wine region of France in order to officially be called champagne, tequila must be produced in specific areas of Mexico. Any type of “tequila” made outside these regions is merely called an agave spirit.
  5. People will pay a lot for good tequila: According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the most expensive bottle of tequila ever sold went to a private collector for $225,000. The bottle was made out of white gold and platinum, and contained six year-aged tequila worth $2,500.
  6. You can make synthetic diamonds with tequila: Physicists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico figured out a way to make faux diamonds using tequila. The crystals are too small to be made into jewelry, but they can be used in other industrial ways such as an alternative to silicon in computer chips.
  7. Over 50 million liters of tequila are consumed every year in America.
  8. Studies have shown that if consumed in moderation, tequila can cut the risk of dementia by 37%.
  9. Unlike other forms of alcohol, tequila is not a depressant.
  10. The 1918 flu epidemic led to a tequila boom in Mexico as doctors advised ailing patients to drink tequila, lime, and salt as a remedy.