This is the blog you’ve probably been waiting for. For all you alcohol lovers and for all you party animals out there, or even you frequent siesta hosts and hostesses. Today is the day that you learn of the health benefits of drinking tequila! Happy right?
But this isn’t one one of those situations where you drink 10 shots immediately until you are completely drunk. The name of the game is to drink tequila slowly and before a lunch to boost your metabolism or after a dinner to aid in digestion, with a glass of water shortly following.
After all, the tequila that we often come across is mixed with many other sugary alcohols which are not good for you at all, but tequila actually comes from the same plant family as Agavé and therefore has all the nutritional benefits of this particular plant group when served “neat”!
Tequila is a probiotic!
The same reason so many people are rushing to yogurt, its ability to hold healthy bacteria, is actually one of the surprising reasons tequila is great for you! Fructans, a sugary molecule found in agave and a select other superfoods, is the source of the probiotics! When taken occasionally then, drinking tequila can increase the amount of healthy bacteria in your intestines which aid in digestion!
Tequila stimulates insulin production!
The fructans that I mentioned earlier are actually not digestible to your body, and therefore acts as fiber. This means that although it is derivative of a form of glucose (i.e a sugar) it actually passes through your system without causing a blood sugar spike.
What this means, coupled with its natural ability to stimulate insulin production, is that it actually can be enjoyed by diabetics or those who are watching their blood pressure!
Tequila can aid in protecting necessary drugs to the colon!
This is a little strange, but if you are taking any medication for your digestive system, the fructans in tequila can actually form a protective barrier for the medicine to reach your colon before they are torn up by your stomach acids! This includes all those who take medication for Crohn’s disease, IBS, and colitis.
Tequila might just help you relax enough to get over your insomnia!
The key word here is “relax”, a small shot before bed may reduce any anxiety that you are experiencing and help you clear your mind before getting some much needed shut eye. Definitely, don’t just drink any bottle of tequila out there, the way to get the health benefits mentioned herein is to drink “100% pure agave” tequila, otherwise the cheaper stuff will just make you pass out drunk and that is not the aim here!
Having a small drink of tequila on occasion can certainly benefit, however it is important to not drink too much as consuming too much alcohol can negate any health benefits that you would have experienced. So sit back, relax, and drink responsibly!
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