12 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Tequila

12 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Tequila

One, Two, Three, Tequila!  ..(we’ll leave out the floor part)

Partygoers and tequila lovers rejoice.  If your drink of choice is usually tequila, you are one smart agave.

Here are 12 reasons why LifeDaily thinks you should drink more tequila:

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 12. It’s the shot of choice

Tequila seems to be the shot of choice for many partygoers. When you’re at the bar rounding up your friends, it’s usually for a shot of tequila.

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 11. It livens up the party

Fun times are sure to ensue after everyone has had a shot of tequila.

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10. No hangovers

If you drink 100% pure agave like Patron or Don Julio, no hangover for you.

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9. You don’t even need a chaser

Unlike Vodka, tequila does not require a chaser- just a lime will do.  Less calories for you!

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8. It’s a winter drink too

Tequila is just as good for warming you up in the winter as it is for cooling you down in the summer. Try this Tequila Hot Toddy Recipe for a real winter warmer: 1 1/2 ounces Tequila, 3/4 ounce Grand Marnier, 1/2 ounce agave nectar, 2 squeezes lemon, 2 squeezes fresh orange juice, 3 cinnamon sticks, and 3 cloves.

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7. Tequila’s ingredient may help with weight loss

Agavins, derived from the blue agave plant used to make tequila, trigger insulin production and lower blood sugar levels in mice, and also help them to lose weight.  These agavins are not found in the finished product of tequila (they’re converted to ethanol following cooking and fermentation), but they can be purchased as agave nectar at a local Walmart or Trader Joes.

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6. It’s the perfect outdoor lamp

Look at that shape. I’ve never seen a more perfect bottle for a fun, rustic outdoor lamp.

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5. It’s a colon cleanser

Researchers have identified the blue agave as a potentially helpful source for delivering drugs to the colon in order to treat colitis, IBS, Crohn’s disease and even cancer.

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4. It’s a cold remedy

A shot of tequila makes a sick day laying out on the couch much more fun!  Plus, Mexican doctors recommend it for fighting off a cold- just add some agave nectar and lime juice.

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3. It’s a lower glycemic sweetener option

Well, not the tequila itself, but the agave nectar.  This nectar can then be sprinkled on to your Margarita, to make your drink sweeter as a healthier sweetener option.

2. It’s good for digestion

A shot of tequila after a big dinner can aid in digestion.  Tequila’s sugars are simple sugars, so they break down easily in your body.

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1. It’s cheaper than a trip to Mexico

If you can’t afford to take a vacation, a shot of tequila will make you feel like you just got back from one.

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