It’s national tequila day, but did you know that tequila has some surprising health benefits. Here are 6 interesting facts and benefits of tequila; we’re talking about quality tequila, not that cheap stuff from the corner shop. Remember to drink responsibly and within your recommended weekly units.
- Tequila can help you lose weight
Tequila has a particular kind of sugar in it called agavins, which posses some weight-loss properties. The special molecular structure of agavins doesn’t raise the blood sugar, meaning that many of the calories pass through the system unused, unlike other alcohol sugars, helping dissolve fats and stimulate the metabolism.
- Helps with Digestion
Because Teuila helps stimulate your metabolism, it helps with your digestion. Many communities have a shot of tequila before or after a meal to soothe and assist digestion.
- Tequila is a Probiotic
Probiotics are healthy bacteria that are naturally occurring in the intestines. Responsible for our immune system and keeping a healthy balance in our bodies. Fructans, from which tequila is derived from, can help these good bacteria flourish. If you get drunk off tequila it will most likely have the opposite effect, but a small amount could help.
- Tequila may help fight osteoporosis
Agavins in tequila has been linked in several studies that help aid the body absorb calcium, which can be an option for preventing fragile or brittle bones.
- Tequila may lower the chances of Dementia
In this BBC report, they state that studies show a link between moderate alcohol drinkers and lower incidence of dementia later in life. The study also showed a correlation between people drinking too much alcohol and having a higher chance of dementia onset.
- It doesn’t give you a hangover.
The decent, 100% agave tequila won’t give you a hangover, whereas the cheaper brands will be full of other sugars that will most likely give you a hangover.
While no alcoholic drink is healthy, if you’re in the mood for a drink, Tequila isn’t such a bad choice (in moderation).