Since its National Margarita Day today, what better time than to share a few helpful healthy Tequila facts! Go on..read on and share amongst your friends, then you won’t feel so guilty next time you find yourself ordering a round of Margaritas/tequila shots..
1. Tequila doesn’t give you a hangover
“Yeah, right!” you say? The truth is tequila treats you the same way you treat it, if you aggressively slam it back, it will no doubt return the favour!
But here are a few tips…start with a quality tequila. Your first clue is to look for “100% Agave” on the label. Under Mexican law, tequila must be made from only the blue Weber agave plant from the Tequila region in the state of Jalisco.
2. Aid your digestive system
Experts say that a shot before lunch can stimulate the appetite, and one after a big dinner can aid digestion. Pairing that shot with a glass of water is a good way to go though…
Better than many other spirits due to it’s simple sugars which break down easily in your body. As well as this studies have shown that tequila can break down dietary fat, which can indeed help lower LDL levels, the bad cholesterol.
3. It’s probiotic
If you don’t already know; probiotics are the healthy bacteria that naturally populate our intestines. They are responsible for most of our immune system and help our bodies keep a healthy balance. Some of the fructans (e.g found in Agave) which tequila is derived from actually supply probiotics.
Note: Again, we’re talking about small amounts of tequila. Getting drunk will most likely do the exact opposite and wipe out your natural reserves of healthy bacteria as your immune system is forced to work overtime on the toxins inherent in any alcohol!
4. Diabetics can drink it
The high amount of sugar often found in alcohol often poses an issue for diabetics. The thing with tequila, however, is that it has significantly less sugar; therefore having less of an impact on blood sugar.
5. It relaxes you and helps you sleep
Everyone knows tequila and relaxation go hand in hand. You don’t need to drink an excessive amount… one or two shots will do. So next time you can’t fall asleep, try sipping on some Don Julio.
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Please remember to drink responsibly and in moderation, all advice on here is down to the readers interpretation.