The Added Health Benefits of Drinking Tequila

The Added Health Benefits of Drinking Tequila

It aids in weight loss: Research has found that tequila can help lower your blood sugar. Agavins are the sugars which occur naturally in the agave plant - they are non-digestible which means they act as a dietary fiber and also support growth of healthful microbes in the mouth and intestines.  Agavins have been shown to help people feel fuller and thus eat less too.

It aids digestion:  While tequila may not be your go-to post-meal digestif, studies suggest it may actually be the best choice to help you digest your food. The agave plant contains high levels of inulin, which helps the digestive system by growing good bacteria.  What’s more, some people suggest taking a shot before a meal in a bid to boost metabolism and then one afterwards to aid digestion.

The only spirit that is a probiotic AND a prebiotic:  You’ve probably heard about probiotics by now, but if not, 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 which tequila is derived from actually supply these good guys!

It’s naturally gluten free and low in calorie:  When tequila is made the traditional way with a blue agave plant, it is naturally gluten free and is only 65  calories for 1.5 oz pour.  

Again with those agavins! They have been linked in several studies to aid in calcium absorption, and therefore a viable option to preventing brittle bones!

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