1. It helps lower blood sugar
Agavina is a natural sugar that comes from the agave plant used to produce tequila. It triggers insulin production and therefore lowers blood sugar.
Thank our friends over at the American Chemical Society for this nugget.
2. It aids in weight loss
Yes, you heard that right; there are certain components in tequila that have the ability to help you lose weight. In further tests done by the ACS, tequila helped overweight mice lose a significant amount of pounds.
3. You don’t really get hungover
You may disagree, but we’re not talking about that garbage watered-down tequila lots of people are used to. Instead, we are referring to real 100% percent pure agave tequila. Try drinking a quality tequila (in moderation) and see if that headache becomes a thing of the past.
4. It helps fight cholesterol
OK, let’s get all science for a moment. Increasing fiber in your diet helps in the reduction of cholesterol levels.
Similar to fiber, agavins lower triglycerides in the blood and levels of cholesterol as determined by researchers in Plant Foods For Human Nutrition.
5. Tequila may be used to help treat colds
Back in the 1930s, doctors in Mexico used to promote this tequila concoction (sounds like a Margarita?) to fight off the common cold: .5 ounce of tequila; .5 ounce of agave nectar; .5 ounce of fresh lime juice.
6. It helps you numb the pain
Tequila has been proven to dilate the blood vessels, which results in better blood flow and can help minimize pain levels.
7. Diabetics can indulge too
The high amount of sugar that is present in alcohol is a big issue for diabetics. Another positive attribute that tequila offers, is that it has significantly less sugar than other spirits. Which in turn has much less of an impact on blood sugar.
8. It won’t make you feel as bloated as beer or vodka
Raise your glass and celebrate this because tequila helps to regulate the absorption of fat in your intestines.
9. It cleans your colon in a different way than you may imagine
Researchers at Mexico’s University of Guadalajara have claimed that blue agave found in tequila helps deliver drugs to the colon, which helps to treat illnesses such as Crohn’s disease, colitis, IBS and even cancer.
10. It chills you out 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.
Remember – ALWAYS drink in moderation and consult your doctor before any diet or lifestyle changes.