Healthy Benefits of Tequila
There’s nothing like a great tequila to hit the spot after a long day. Drinking tequila shots with friends may seem like just a fun way to unwind, but did you know that tequila actually offers a number of health benefits? So go ahead, grab a shot and toast to your health.
If you’re looking to lose weight, a bit of tequila could help. Tequila contains agavins, a natural sugar that comes from the agave plant. Agavins are ideal as sweeteners, because they are non-digestible and act as fiber, which helps promote weight loss. This means that agavins won’t raise your blood sugar, making tequila ideal for people who have type 2 diabetes.
Mexican researchers studied the effect of agavins on the diets of mice. They added agavins to the water they offered one group of mice, and those mice ate less and lost weight. Their blood glucose levels also decreased when compared to other mice in the study who consumed other types of sweeteners.
Agavins could be ideal light sweeteners thanks to their effect on the body.
Tequila has been said to be a great digestion aid. Drinking it before a meal can boost your metabolism, and an after-dinner tequila shot can help with digestion. The drink’s high levels of inulin prompt your digestive system to grow good bacteria, improving overall digestion.
Improved Bone Strength
Concerned about weakened bones or osteoporosis? Tequila might help. A researcher from Mexico found that blue agave, the plant used to make tequila, reduces in increased bone production. During a study by the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico, a group of mice were fed blue agave fructans. Those mice produced almost 50% more osteocalcin (which is a protein that indicates new bone production) than mice who didn’t receive the fructans. Additionally, after eight weeks, the mice who received the fructans had bones with a larger diameter than the mice who didn’t receive the fructans.
While drinking too much tequila at once may make it difficult to recall the events of last night, tequila can may help to fight off dementia. A study by the Loyola University Health System found that people who moderately drink have lower risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease than nondrinkers. Now there’s a great reason to have a drink with dinner tonight!
Tequila helps to calm your nerves, which can make it easier to fall asleep. A drink at night might be an ideal way to relax before heading to bed, but don’t depend on tequila to help you fall asleep on a regular basis.
Borracha: The Best Mexican Food in Henderson
Need another reason to drink some tequila, aside from the health benefits above? At Borracha Mexican Cantina, we pair delicious tequila with the best Mexican food around. And no meal here is complete without a shot or a drink.
If you’re looking to drink tequila on a budget, our Tacos and Tequila Tuesdays are the perfect option. Every Tuesday, come in for all-you-can-eat-and-drink tacos, Sauza Blue Tequila, and margaritas for just $24. Be sure to also try our specialty Borracha Sunset Cocktail for just $10. Plus, we’ll have a live DJ after 7 pm, so you can make a night of it with your friends – you won’t find a better deal around.
We also have plenty of healthy options on our menu so that you can take advantage of tequila’s weight loss benefits without stocking up on extra calories at the same time. Our Smoked Tomato & Tortilla Soup is gluten-free and delicious, and our Roasted Corn Salad is full of Mexican flavors without being too heavy. Our Brown Rice Bowls are another health-friendly choice, and the Chicken and Grilled Mahi Mahi bowls are also gluten-free. We also have plenty of vegan dishes, including Coconut Ceviche, Grilled Veggie Tacos, Veggie Fajitas, Veggie Quesadillas, and more. You’ll have plenty of health-conscious options to choose from at Borracha.
If you’d like to enjoy some delicious tequila shots and the best Mexican food around, come join us at Borracha. Please RSVP ahead of time, and we can’t wait to see you.