Did you know that Tequila Cocktails can be beneficial for your health? By no means do we endorse binge drinking. You must drink moderately to reap the tequila’s health benefits.
You may have ever sipped on a margarita, and wondered what is tequila made of? It is made with blue agave which is abundantly grown in Jalisco in Mexico. It takes approximately seven years for an agave plant to mature.
The leaves are removed by farmers who then expose the pinas, or hearts, of their succulents. These pinas are then sent to a distillery. To convert starches into sugar, they are baked in ovens. Both the crushing and pressing of pinas are necessary to extract all the sugar. To speed up fermentation, many producers add yeast. The juice ferments for approximately 4 days before it is distilled to achieve the legal minimum alcohol level. The tequila can then be aged or bottled.
Here are some ways tequila cocktails can boost your health.
1. It’s Good For Your Bones
Another question you might be asking is: How does George Clooney tequila make your bones stronger? Mexican researchers tested the effects of agave fructans, a naturally occurring form, on bone growth in mice. They also discovered that calcium absorption was increased and less calcium was excreted from the feces. The protein osteocalcin was also up 20%, which is vital for the formation of new bone tissue.
Another study also found an increase in magnesium absorption. Magnesium and calcium are vital minerals that prevent the formation of fragile or brittle bones. This reduces one’s chance of developing osteoporosis.
2. It Aids In Digestion
Do you enjoy tequila cocktails after a meal? It may be a good idea. Tequila is made from high levels of inulin. Tequila is a great drink for digestion because it contains high amounts of inulin.
3. It Is A Low-Calorie Option, Which Can Be Used To Lose Weight
Experts studied the relationship between Tequila and weight loss. Tequila has a lower calorie per shot than wine which can have over 160 calories. The natural fructose in agavins makes it a healthier choice than adding sugary mixers which can lead to weight gain. Again have a less refined molecular structure, so they don’t increase blood sugar levels. This is another risk factor for obesity.
4. It Prevents Type 2 Diabetes
Are you a diabetic? Have you ever had a glass or two of spirit since the last time? You can have 1 to 2 shots of Tequila every once in a while unless otherwise advised by your doctor.
They act as fiber and are not digestible. Because they make you feel full, you tend to eat less. Tequila’s sugars are not digested by the body and prevent dangerous spikes in blood sugar. This can also stimulate insulin production, according to evidence. All these claims suggest that tequila may not be a bad mix for diabetes.
5. It Treats Insomnia
You can now get better sleep thanks to the relaxing effects of tequila cocktails. Although it is not recommended that you depend on alcohol for sleep, a little bit of tequila can help you get some rest.
6. It’s A Cold Buster
Try pouring tequila into a small shot glass next time you consider taking an antihistamine to treat a cold. This isn’t a new trend. In the ’30s, Mexican doctors prescribed tequila for common cold relief. It is a combination of agave nectar, lime, and tequila Blanco.
Lime is an excellent source of vitamin C. Agave can be used to soothe sore throats. Tequila can be used as an antibacterial agent because it is alcohol. It is acceptable to have hot toddy (a warm cup of whiskey and lemon, honey, cloves, and cinnamon) for colds. Why not try tequila instead?
Although too much alcohol can be dangerous, it is possible to enjoy a few shots of tequila every once in a while.