Tequila lovers, we have excellent news for you: it seems that tequila feels the same way about you. or more specifically, your health. The negative effects of excessive tequila consumption have been well-publicized; nevertheless, when consumed in moderation, tequila has several positive health impacts. That’s good news because, without a little tequila, a warm summer day with a prickly pear margarita or a casamigos blanco wouldn’t be the same.
If you enjoy tequila as much as the next person, pour yourself a drink, make your favorite concoction, and take a leisurely sip to these seven advantages for your health.
1. It Is Suitable For Diabetics
Tequila has been shown by researchers to benefit people with type 2 diabetes. Since agave’s natural sugars, or agavins, cannot be digested, blood sugar levels won’t increase. It can boost insulin production while lowering blood sugar levels.
2. The Colon Is Cleaned
The source of tequila is a blue agave plant. This plant contains non-digestible fructans. This is encouraging for the fight against colon cancer. Fructans have been employed by researchers to aid in the delivery of medications to the colon in the fight against conditions like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome.
3. It Can Help People Lose Weight
You can’t compete with tequila whether it comes to eating or drinking. Although it might be a stretch, it has been shown that tequila consumption reduces waist size. The same agavins that treat diabetes also treat obesity, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society’s 247th National Meeting. The explanation is that those agavins behave like dietary fiber, and anyone who has ever tried to reduce their waistline is aware that fiber aids in weight loss. Improve your metabolism!
4. It Battles Dementia
Suddenly remembering events from last night, do you insist on singing along to an Alanis Morissette song at karaoke? Perhaps you ought to have stayed with tequila—and by tequila, I mean one drink alone. According to studies, tequila consumption in moderation may help in the fight against dementia. But if you go overboard, you’ll be back on stage singing who knows what next Friday night.
5. It Helps With Digestion
Tequila can aid in digestion, much like an excellent aperitif. Drinking before a meal has been shown to increase appetite. And a drink after the meal can aid with digestion. That explains why, whenever you sip a happy hour margarita, & can’t stop thinking about chips and salsa.
6. It’s Bacterial
Good bacteria in the digestive tract are said to be restored by probiotics, which can be found in foods like yogurt and kimchi. And tequila has probiotics because of its fructans, much like yogurt and kimchi do. But keep in mind that you must drink moderately to reap the benefits of these probiotics. If you eat too much, you’ll need to drink kefir or kombucha the next day to restore your digestive system.
7. Cold-Buster Is It
Pour one Emergen-C packet into a shot of tequila the next time you feel a cold coming on and reach for an Emergen-C packet. This is not some new trendy cocktail, no. In Mexico during the 1930s, tequila was recommended by physicians as a treatment for the common cold. Their version contained tequila Blanco, agave nectar, and lime but did not contain Emergen-C. A strong immune system appears.