Ok now look, this doesn’t mean you need to go down a bottle of tequila and make out with your cousin. Unless you already wanted to do the latter, in which case: Whatever is wrong with you, it is not a small thing.
We’re talking moderate amounts, and only the best quality agave juice.
8 reasons why tequila is good for you
- Helps weight loss
So, we know fibre is great for the waistline, but here’s another tonic. Agavins (not an ethnic minority) just so happen to lower triglycerides in the blood and cholesterol follows suit.
- Lowers your blood sugar
There’s this nifty little sugar compound found in the agave plant, called agavina. Agavina boosts your body’s insulin production, lowering blood sugar levels.
- Helps fight cholesterol
In tests done by the clever folks at the American Chemical Society (ACS), fat mice were given tequila and voila… they lost loads of weight. They might just have forgotten to eat, but hey… if it works.
- It’s cool for diabetics
By cool we don’t mean there’s no sugar in 100% agave tequila, but it sure as hell is less than most other alcohol.
- Great for intestinal health
Now, this part is a little doctor-ish, but pay attention. Medicine meant for your guts often break down in the stomach before they reach the intestines they’re meant to help. Tequila, for some magical reason, prevents this from happening, so the medicines hit the mark. This is good news for folks with Crohn’s disease, certain forms of cancer and IBS. Whizzkids at Mexico’s Guadalajara University have found that tequila helps deliver meds to the colon, aiding in the treatment of these diseases.
- Help treat the common cold?
Again, this might just be due to the fact that you’ll be too wasted to remember you’re sick; but back in the 30s, Mexican doctors used to make a cocktail – literally – of tequila, agave nectar and lime juice for patients suffering from a cold.
- No hangovers!
Not when you drink that sh*t they hand out at R20. No, we’re talking 100% agave tequila… give it a try, you’ll thank us later.
- You look f*cking cool doing it