September 28, 2018

Benefits of Drinking Tequila

Tequila

As I ponder what I’m going to get into tonight, sipping some solid Anejo tequila is always a solid option.  Paired with a fine cigar, there is no better way for me to unwind, relax, and reflect on a week or progress.  While I ponder that snifter of dark tequila with caramel and toffee notes, I couldn’t help but to wonder what are the possible health benefits of drinking tequila?

Today, I am proud to present them to you after conducting research all the while staring at a bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila.

Benefits of Drinking Tequila

I had to say that I went into this hoping there as more benefit when compared to drinking beer, which I just delved into in an earlier post.  What I found today solidified my decision to keep this as my sipping booze of choice.

Don Julio Real

Considered one of the rarest and best tequilas on the planet.

#1:  Digestion

If you are able to consume a 100% blue agave tequila after eating an entire meal, you’ll find your ideal digestif.  This is because the agave plant has a lot of inulin, which aids digestions activating good bacteria in your body.  This will help an upset stomach and in turn, allow you to digest your meal properly.

#2:  Prebiotic

I’m a huge fan of probiotics and highly recommend you read this page for more information on that.  However, unlike probiotics, a prebiotic is a type of plant fiber that treats the good bacteria already residing in the colon or large bowel.  So you have that going for you, which is nice.

#3:  Weight Loss

We all love to keep our ideal weights, right?  Personally I like to do this the natural route instead of taking pills for this, so if drinking tequila is going to help me stay at my fighting weight (or let’s be honest, my comic weight) I’m all for it.  Turns out, there is a sugar in tequila called Agavins, and it helps promote weight loss!  It won’t raise your blood sugar levels, and I even found a 2008 study that was done on mice who kept a basic diet plan and then consumed water with agavins added.  They were found to eat less overall and also lowered their blood sugar levels when compared to the sample set that did not consume the water with agavins added!  You’ll get the added benefit of the hormone produced by the agavin group, called GLP-1, which will make your stomach feel full for a longer period of time. The administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics for children is possible, however, not in all cases. All dosages for children of different ages are usually calculated per 1 kg of body weight and do not exceed adult doses. If you want to understand which drug belongs to the list of children’s antibiotics with wide coverage pathogenic microorganisms, you need to carefully read the attached instructions. Do not forget that each antibiotic has its own age characteristics.

#4:  Diabetes

If you have type two diabetes, you’ll be happy to hear that the same study I referenced above found that lower blood glucose levels and higher insulin levels were found in the mice consuming the water with agavins.

#5:  Dementia

Whoa, this one threw me off!

Apparently having a few tequilas can go a long way towards cutting the risk of dementia.  A study done in 2009 showed that people who had in the range of eight to 14 cocktails per week had a 37 percent lesser risk of getting dementia compared to the rest of the world.  These people were “older” according to the source (right here.)  I just envision the movie Cocoon combined with the Hangover.

At the end of the day, you’ll never find anyone suggesting that you should binge drink.  We are all guilty of it at one point or another, but know that the odd happy hour or social outing just isn’t as bad as it is cracked up to be.  Tequila.  It’s what’s for dinner.

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T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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