Why Tequila Is Actually Good For You
There is no doubt that when people like their tequila, they really love it. When it comes to this alcohol of choice, there really are no boundaries or limitations.
As the Pringles campaign so eloquently put it, "Once you pop, the fun don't stop."
You know that group of friends who can never decide what type of round to buy at the bar? These people spend their time arguing between Jameson, vodka and Fireball.
But do you know the one suggestion that will shut them the F up? That's right -- tequila.
I mean, people went as far as creating deep-Fried tequila that will actually get you drunk. Do you see people doing that with vodka? I think not.
So get ready to open your eyes to the benefits of tequila, some of which you never even thought could be possible.
1. It helps lower blood sugar
How exactly is this possible? Well agavina, which is a sugar that comes from the agave plant used to produce tequila, triggers insulin production and therefore lowers blood sugar.
We can thank our friends at the American Chemical Society for this one.
2. It aids in weight loss
Yes, you heard me correctly; there are certain components in tequila that can 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 quickly disagree, but we're not talking about that sh*tty watered-down tequila most people are accustomed to. Rather, we are discussing real 100 percent pure agave tequila.
Try drinking this instead and see if that headache becomes a memory of the past.
4. You can drink it straight without wanting to throw up afterward
Have you ever tried throwing back straight shots of vodka? Chances are they're coming right back up.
When it comes to tequila, you can rest assured that it will sail smoothly down your throat.
5. It helps fight cholesterol
OK, let's get scientific for a moment. Increasing fiber in your diet helps in the reduction of cholesterol levels.
Like fiber, agavins lower triglycerides in the blood and levels of cholesterol as determined by researchers in Plant Foods For Human Nutrition.
6. Tequila may be used to help treat colds
Back in the 1930s, doctors in Mexico used to promote this tequila concoction to fight off the common cold: .5 ounce of tequila blanco; .5 ounce of agave nectar; .5 ounce of fresh lime juice.
7. It helps you numb the pain
Tequila has been proven to dilate the blood vessels, which results in better blood flow, minimizing pain levels. When it comes to emotional pain, you can bet tequila is the remedy for that too.
8. It can serve as a "drug delivery system"
WTF does that even mean? OK, so basically when drugs are taken, the acid in your stomach typically breaks them down before they can even hit your intestines.
Why is this a problem? Because it decreases the drug's effectiveness. Tequila serves as a protective barrier of these drugs as they work their way into your system.
9. Diabetics can indulge too
The high amount of sugar that is present in alcohol is what poses an issue for diabetics. The thing with tequila, however, is that it has significantly less sugar; therefore, it will have much less of an impact on blood sugar.
10. You look like a damn badass on a first date
How many times do females worry about what to order on the first date? I only know this because I've had countless conversations with friends on whether or not it's appropriate to order anything but wine.
The answer? Order tequila and stand out from the crowd. Make a long-lasting impression because you can be certain he will always remember you as the girl who ordered tequila on the rocks on your first date.
11. It won't make you feel as fat as vodka and beer
Raise your shot glass and cheers to this because tequila helps to regulate the absorption of fat in your intestines! And when it comes to alcohol, everyone knows how much drinkers detest bloating.
12. You don't have to waste your calories on a chaser
One of the best parts about ripping shots of tequila is that you don't need soda to chase them with.
Honestly, you don't really even need a chaser because the taste of tequila is that good, but if you can't really stomach it, there are always limes!
13. Everyone respects a person who rolls up with a bottle of tequila to a pregame
There are always those people who insist on bringing a bottle of Fireball to every pregame they go to and the word we use to describe these people is: basic.
A unique individual busts out the tequila and really gets the party started.
14. It cleans your colon in a different way than you may think
Touching upon the points found in eight, Researchers at Mexico's University of Guadalajara claim 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.
15. 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.
Next time you can't fall asleep, try sipping on some Don Julio.