You’re probably thinking about a time where you had a bit too much tequila, ended up on the toilet seat and are now wondering how can tequila be good for me? Here are 5 reasons why that bad memory of tequila should not be last one!
1. Lower’s blood sugar
According to the American Chemical Society, a sugar named agavina comes from the agave plant used to produce tequila, is non-digestible. So the sugar acts solely as a dietary fiber and would not raise blood glucose.
2. Good for your bones
A study from Mexico found that mice that were ingested with blue agave, had healthier bones. The agave helps maintain bone health and also aids the body in calcium absorption. Basically, one more margarita won’t hurt!
3. Fights Cholesterol
Tequila brakes down fat and makes it easier for fat to be absorbed. Also, fiber in your diet reduces cholesterol levels which is found in the agave plant. Basically, a shot or two can go a long way!
4. Cures colds
In the 1930s, Mexican doctors actually recommended this tequila concoction to fight off a cold:
.5 ounce of tequila blanco
.5 ounce of agave nectar (to eliminate bacteria and soothe throat)
.5 ounce of fresh lime juice (for Vitamin C)
5. Pain Reliever
In Mexico, drinking tequila has been used as a remedy for aches, pains, even headaches, but studies prove that it can be an effective pain reliever. Tequila dilates blood vessels which result in better blood flow and this results in minimizing pain levels. Besides physical pain, tequila is also known as a good remedy for emotional pain.
All of these reasons are efficient when tequila is taken in moderation, but next time you you’re offered a tequila shot, don’t second guess yourself!