Tequila is a regionally specific name (it is Spanish word) for a distilled beverage which is made from the blue agave plant. This alcoholic beverage was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila. When we talk about this alcoholic beverage, then many people do not think that it has many health benefits which can help us to be healthy. This is not healthy food but every alcoholic beverage when drunk in moderation can give us health benefits.
Health benefits of tequila
It does not give you a hangover: When you drink 100% agave tequila, then you will get this mentioned benefit. When you drink cheaper brands of tequila which have other sugar alcohols, then they will knock you out. No one alcohol is healthy but when we drink once in a while, then this drink is a good choice.
It helps curb insomnia: Tequila has relaxing benefits which can help you to calm your nerves and also it can aid in inducing sleep for the deprived. But it is the best not to depend on any substance, particularly not alcohol which you will drink at regular basis. But in some cases you can enjoy this drink for getting relaxed.
It helps necessary drugs make it to the colon: People who suffer from diseases that are affecting their digestive systems such as colitis, IBS, Crohn’s disease, might be getting a boost from the fructans in the tequila as it contains natural chemical carriers which protect the necessary drugs so they can get past the stomach acid and to the colon where they are needed. Scientists are trying to discover how to use these fructans in prescription drugs for the mentioned diseases.
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It may lower chances of developing dementia: There are some studies in which is shown that people who drink moderate amounts of tequila are having lower chances of developing dementia later in their life. But on the other hand is shown a correlation between people who drink too much and having far higher rates of dementia onsets.
It may help prevent type 2 diabetes: It is known fact that people who suffer from diabetes can drink tequila now and again because this alcoholic beverage has fructans which are non – digestible and they act as fiber. By passing through the body undigested, it avoids the dangerous blood sugar spike and also it stimulates the insulin production. If you suffer from diabetes, then you should talk with your doctor before you start using tequila because every individual is different and the reactions can vary.
It may help fight osteoporosis: There are some studies in which is said that tequila aid the body in calcium absorption and this is one good option (when it is drunk in moderation) for preventing brittle or fragile bones.
It is prebiotic: Prebiotics tend the ground and they are creating a living space for good bacteria. There was one study in which is shown that the prebiotic attributes of tequila make the intestines a friendlier environment for healthy bacteria to thrive.
It is probiotic: Probiotics are healthy bacteria which naturally populate our intestines. They are responsible for most of our immune system and they help our bodies to keep a healthy balance. There are some fructans in this alcoholic drink which are supplying probiotics. But it is important to drink tequila in small amounts. If you get drunk, then you will make the opposite effects and wipe out your natural reserves of healthy bacteria because your immune system is forced to work overtime on the toxins inherent in any alcohol.
It aids digestion: There are some studies in which is said that when you add a shot of tequila after a meal can aid a digestion. But also there are other studies in which is said you should take a shot before your meal because it will rev up your metabolism and appetite and then you should take a shot after your meal to soothe and assist digestion.
It can help you lose weight: When you drink tequila in moderate amounts, then it can help you to lose your weight; it can keep your blood glucose levels stable and also it acts as an appetite suppressant.