It not only makes you dance like Michael Jackson, but tequila has amazing health benefits as well.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. Whenever we want to get totally sloshed the only thing we think of is tequilaaaaaa!
But the fact is tequila isn't all that bad. In fact, it has a few health benefits as well. Though it can't be termed as a 'health food', it definitely has a few benefits.
1. Helps you lose weight
Whenever we go on a hardcore diet the first thing we're told is to cut down on our alcohol intake. Well, we can exclude tequila from that list for sure. If you drink a specific amount of tequila, you can actually benefit from the weight loss properties of agavins, which is a particular kind of sugar in tequila. Agavins don't raise blood sugar levels and are non-digestible. Many of the calories pass through the system unused as opposed to other alcohol sugars, which are not so glycemic index friendly. It also stimulates the metabolism and helps to dissolve fats.
2. No more sleepless nights
Yes, it's true that tequila helps curb insomnia. How you ask? All thanks to the relaxing benefits of tequila it can calm your nerves and can even induce sleep for the deprived. Not promoting depending on anything especially alcohol to help you sleep, but once in a blue moon, we all need something to de-stress. So a little bit of tequila and bada boom, you're sleeping like a baby.
3. Helps prevent Type 2 Diabetes
The fructans being non-digestible acts as fibre. By passing through the body undigested, it avoids the dangerous blood sugar spike as well as stimulates insulin production.
Disclaimer: if you're diabetic, before drowning yourself in tequila consult your doctor first.
4. May help fight osteoporosis
Agavins in several studies have been shown to help the body in absorbing calcium, hence, it can be a very good option to prevent the development of brittle bones.
5. Kiss digestion problems goodbye
Well, the right way to avoid any digestion issue is actually very simple, no need for those terrible medicines. All that is needed from you is to take a tequila shot before a meal to rev up your metabolism and appetite, and then a shot after to soothe and assist digestion.
6. It is probiotic
According to our beloved Google, "probiotic is a microorganism introduced into the body for its beneficial qualities". Few of the fructans from which tequila is derived, supply probiotics.
P.s- only a controlled amount of tequila will help. If you drown yourself in tequila the end result will be absolutely opposite of what is stated above.
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