7 Reasons Why Tequila Is Good For You

Margarita

You may go for a shot of tequila after a long day, a break up, a Cinco de Mayo celebration or just because it’s 5 O’clock somewhere. But you don’t have to feel ashamed, tequila can be good for you (no, seriously)!

So grab your shot, or pour yourself a strong margarita and drink up. Here are the 7 main ways that tequila can help your body:

1. Lowers Blood Sugar

Agavina is a natural sugar that comes from the agave plant used to produce tequila. It triggers insulin production and therefore lowers blood sugar.

2. Lowers Your Cholesterol

It’s widely known that increasing fiber in your diet helps in the reduction of cholesterol levels.

Similar to fiber, agavins lower triglycerides in the blood and levels of cholesterol as determined by researchers in Plant Foods For Human Nutrition.

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Citrus margarita cocktail with tequila, ice and blood orange

3. Helps Fight Colds

Back in the 1930s, doctors in Mexico used to promote this tequila concoction (sounds like a Margarita?) to fight off the common cold: .5 ounce of tequila; .5 ounce of agave nectar; .5 ounce of fresh lime juice.

4. A Natural Painkiller

Tequila has been proven to dilate the blood vessels, which results in better blood flow and can help minimize pain levels.

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5. It’s Diabetes Approved

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