Is Tequila the the healthiest alcohol?
Hello tequila lovers. We thought it might be interesting to raise some points about our favourite alcohol. While good quality tequila is made with agave this can bring some interesting benefits to your health. Please be aware that alcohol has potential health risks so this should be compared to other alcoholic drinks.
Lets dig into the surprising health benefits of Tequila:
It is good for your bones.
The Blue Agave plant from which Tequila is made contains substances that enhance the absorption of magnesium and calcium in the body, which are essential minerals for the maintenance of bone health.
It is one of the best alcoholic beverages for fitness fans
With around 60 calories per shot, you can enjoy some long drinks with soda and lime without destroying your progress in the gym. this makes tequila one of the lowest calorie alcohols available. However, be aware of what you mix tequila with, some mixers may not be so low in sugar.
It aids digestion.
Studies suggest that since the agave plant contains a very high concentration of fructose which causes insulin, resistance, it might actually help the digestive system by growing good bacteria. Some even suggest taking one shot before meals to boost your metabolism and appetite, and one after, to aid, soothe and assist digestion.
It has been linked to weight loss
If you can manage to control the amount you drink, you can benefit from the weight loss properties of the kind of sugar in the Agave plant. Research has discovered that Tequila can help lower your blood sugar. Agavins which naturally occur in the Agave plant has been shown to make people feel fuller and eat less too.
It can aid sleep.
Tequila relaxes people by calming their nerves and thus is thought to aid in inducing sleep for insomniacs. It may just be that extra something one could enjoy unwinding now and then. While the quantity makes a big difference on your quality of sleep one glass has proven to be very useful for us if we plan to sleep or before a presentation to calm the nerves.
It is Probiotic
Probiotics are healthy bacteria that naturally populate our intestines. Some of the fructans that tequila is made from actually supply probiotics, helping to make the intestines a more friendly environment for them to thrive on. An alcoholic superfood!
It may help fight osteoporosis
The agavins aid the body in calcium absorption and may be a viable option for preventing the development of brittle or fragile bones.
It may help prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Since the fructans are non-digestible and acting as fiber, by passing through the body undigested, it avoids dangerous blood sugar spikes and stimulates the production of Insulin.
It may lower the chances of developing dementia
As reported by the BBC, studies reveal a link between people who consume moderate amounts of tequila have a lower incidence of dementia later on in life. Making tequila a drink to enjoy for older generations!
Tequila does not give you a hangover
You must drink 100% agave tequila to get this benefit. Cheaper brands of tequila will have other sugar alcohols and knock you out. We have successfully tested this ourselves and confirm his. However, do not mix with sugary drinks or other alcoholic beverages.
Last but not least, those who are with IBS, colitis, or Crohn’s Disease may be getting a boost from the fructans in tequila. They contain natural chemical carriers that protect the necessary drugs so that they can get past stomach acid, to the colon where it is needed.
Altogether tequila has some very interesting properties that can have positive effects. However, please be aware of possible damaging effects any alcoholic beverage can cause and to always consume within your limits.
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