Hola de nuevo amigos! It's #TequilaTuesdays again and, this time around, we reckon it's time we gave you a set of compellingly healthy reasons to drink Tequila right away!
By now, you would have a greater understanding of Tequila and the differences it boasts over its lesser cousin Mezcal. You might also know and have tried the 6 essential Tequila cocktails too. Now, we'll tell you about this prized Mexican liquor's surprising health benefits that it possesses.
This being a plant-based liquor, some health benefits are indeed expected of Tequila. Here's our list of which with a few somewhat surprising ones too that'll surely compel you to crack open a bottle of Jose Cuervo or Don Julio by the end of your working day amigos.
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1. Tequila helps lower blood sugar levels Yes, it's true. Unlike most other alcohol, Tequila is in fact a Diabetes-friendly liquor. A 2014 study by medical experts has proven that agavina, which is a sugar that comes from the agave plant used to make Tequila, is able to trigger insulin production in your body and therefore lowers blood sugar levels.
2. Tequila aids in weight loss
While alcohol in general isn't a total weight loss solution on its own, an occasional shot of tequila may aid in your attempts to lose weight. That's because the agave plant contains high amounts of inulin, which is a substance that aids the digestive system by growing good bacteria. In other words, Tequila is as good as a digestif as Jägermeister.
3. Tequila is damn good painkiller
Another amazing feat of this prized Mexican liquor is its ability to dilate the blood vessels, which results in better blood flow, thus minimising pain levels. Besides that, it can help you to deal with tension, strains, and even mild headaches. However, its ability to numb 'emotional' pains as good as the physical ones remains open to interpretation.
4. Tequila helps fight insomnia
Now because it's a good painkiller, Tequila also doubles as an effective relaxant to get you snoozing. Thanks to it's relaxing benefits, Tequila can help calm the nerves and may even aid in inducing sleep for the deprived (read: those suffering insomnia). While it's best not to depend on any substance such as alcohol regularly, it may just be that extra something you can enjoy to unwind every now and then.
5. No hangovers if you drink fine Tequila
Don't be mistaken, if you drink the cheap, poorly-distilled and watered-down stuff (or mixtos), you'll definitely get a hangover. But, if you consume some high quality, 100% Agave offerings, you won't have to deal with the morning-after headaches indeed. For this, Boozeat recommends either the Don Julio Reposado or the Don Julio Anejo.
6. Tequila helps necessary drugs make it to the colon
People suffering from digestive system diseases (i.e. Crohn's Disease, IBS and colitis) might be getting a boost from the fructans in Tequila as it contains natural chemical carriers that protect the necessary drugs in getting past the stomach acid, and to the colon where it is needed. In fact, scientists are now studying these fructans in prescription drugs for such diseases.
BONUS: Perhaps Tequila is the best Father's Day gift ever?
Given all the amazing health benefits we've just listed above, could you think of another fine liquor to give Dad this Father's Day? Yeah, we didn't think so. The most important man in your life deserves the best, and some fine Tequila could just be one of them.
And while you're getting Dad a bottle of two of the finest 100% Agave, don't forget to get some for yourself too as purchases above RM200 during our special Father's Day campaign period will be in the running to win some awesome prizes!