Still in theme of health benefits, now we will discuss a little about alcohol drinks. Do you know something about alcohol drinks? There are gin, vodka, wine, tequila, and others. But this time we will focus in tequila.
Do you know something about tequila? Maybe you will answer: “Tequila is alcohol drinks.”. Yup, it is true. But do you know more about tequila? Tequila is distillation drinks that made of agave plant. Agave plants that use is blue agave. So why it naming “Tequila”? Tequila is a name of city in Mexico. More precisely, Tequila is a name of city in Mexico and place to make the drinks “Tequila” that place on 65 km Nortwest of Guadalajara, in Los Altos area in the states of Jalisco on west of Mexico. In this place, Tequila, well known as the top city of Tequila drinks. Even in Mexico, there is a law that control place to make a Tequila drinks. The places are only can make in Jalisco and in area Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit and Tamaulipas. Indeed, here are the health benefits of Tequila that will blow your mind:
What’s on Tequila?
Do you know about nutrient content of tequila? That’s some good news for you alcohol drinker. Nutrient content from Tequila in 2 sloki are:
- Calories: 194 kkal
- Sodium: 1 mg
- Potassium: 2 mg
- Fat : 0%
- Carbohydrates: 0%
- Proteins: 0%
There are non of fat in 2 sloki of Tequila. It means that you afraid drink tequila because it can make you over weight, it’s impossible. Indeed, there are some health benefits of drinking tequila, besides the cautions.
Back again to the topic. Besides of the bad news of Tequila drinks, do you know something about health benefits of Tequila drinks? Let’s we check this out.
1. Loss Weight
Do you have a over weight? Or you want to diet? Don’t worry. Maybe right if you not consume alcohol. But for tequila is an exceptional. Remember, liquid calories is more easy to go down and absorb. What the connection between it and tequila? Tequila contains agavins which is the natural sugar that easy to absorb and move to place in needed. In agavins, there is a substance that can help body reduce consume fat. And agavins not increasing the sugar level in blood. With tequila, there is a chance for you to get loss weight than any other ways.
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2. Contains Probiotics
Probiotics is one of the good bacteria that in natural ways fill our colon. They are responsible for almost of immunity system in our body and protect our body to keep it balance.
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3. Helps Digestion
Are your digestion a little not well? Maybe sometimes you no appetite? Or maybe sometimes you not eat at on the time? Don’t worry, don’t use any drugs. With tequila, you can grow up appetite, you can increasing some metabolism on your body.
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4. Help Against Osteoporosis
What? Yes. With drink tequila, it can help against osteoporosis. Because that was some research to prove it. Here the research. A group of mouse was injected with osteoporosis by researcher. The mouse is divided by two groups. One is group with food of agave fructant, polymer molecular fructose that contains osteocalcin. Osteocalcin is some kind of protein that works to produce some new bone.
Analyzer in Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico research the bone of each mouse’s group to test how much agave in the mouse and the effect of agave fructants.
In eight weeks, the researcher test to prove the theory on two groups of mouse. The fact is incredible. They found that the group of mouse which consume agave have 50 percent more protein of osteocalcin rather than the group that not consume it. And more amazing again that the group of mouse which consume agave has diameter larger bones.
From the speech of Dr. Mercedes Lopez, chief of the researcher, agave not work alone. “Fructant which contains inside of agave work together with intestinal microbic and push to grow a new bone, whenever in osteoporosis condition.” So, you agree with that research? No more doubt about it. It is a formal declaration in science.
5. Defend from Diabetes
Do you have diabetes? Or your parents or someone in your family has diabetes? Or you have a high possibility of diabetes? Calm down. Relax. Believe it or not, tequila can defend from diabetes, especially diabetes type 2.
Tequila is made from agave, especially blue agave, which contains some substance that known as agavins. Agavins is a natural sugar from agave plants. This kind of sugar is not easy to digested and can pretend to fibers than sugar. So the effect is this kind of sugar is not easy absorb in the blood veins, just not like any other sugars. Agavins is not the same with agave’s syrup or agave’s nectar, which in the facts the syrup or nectar give some effects to sugar level in blood. This things show that agavins not cause of increasing sugar level in blood, but the others or can speak as agavins has a function to control sugar level in blood veins.
On 2010, a test of research happen by Polytechnic Institute of Guanajuato. The research show that fruktants(fructose polymer) which contains inside of agave plant can increasing of hormon GLP-1 to produce insulin inside the body. With increasing insulin, diabetes can controlled and prevent from get further more.
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6. Lowering Possibility of Dementia
Demensia is a disease that attack a old people. This disease cause the survivor hard to remember. This disease attack part of brain. Dementia symptoms are often forget something, exchange something, confused, a change of personality, emotion is unstable.
From BBC, there is a research about this disease with a alcoholic people, the people who consume alcohol drinks. From the research, there is a relationship between of demensia and alcoholic people. People who drink alcohol in medium level, not always every day, has lower possibility than any others in their life. But remember something, from that research too, people who drink alcohol in high level, everyday consume alcohol, has a higher possibility of demensia than any others.
7. Help Insomnia Problems
Maybe you have insomnia? or do you have a friends whom have insomnia? Or other people who you know have insomnia? Yup.. With tequila, it will help the insomnia problems. Why? Because tequila contains some substance that can make body relax and has induction to help insomnia problems. Wisely not always use alcoholic drink to help insomnia problems. But sometimes is okay.
8. Not Intoxicating
Why? Tequila is alcoholic drinks, right? No. There are some tequila which not have high alcohol level. That is “100% agave” of tequila. If you drunk, maybe you not bought “100% agave”.
9. Prevent from Depression
Do you a little stress now? Or maybe you have depression? Or something like that? Calm down. Let yourself relax. One of the way is consume tequila. Why? Because there is a substance inside of tequila that makes you help insomnia problems. This substance too will help you and your body to relax.
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10. Prevent from Constipation
Are you have a problems with digestion and cause constipation? Or maybe you have problem constipation? If yes, don’t worry. By you drink tequila, it can increase the work of metabolism and increase probiotics, so that will solve your constipation. So, it must be good health benefits of tequila.
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More Tequila Benefits
Indeed, we can never belief if there are health benefits of drinking tequila, here are:
- Drinking tequila makes you happy
- It can relief your bad feeling
- Would be good to calm down yourself in the bad times
- Actually a mood booster
- Open up your inspiration, mostly for art workers
- Make you feel better
So, that is all about health benefits of drinking tequila. What are your responds, readers? But, besides of all the good, there is a bad news from tequila. There is a risk for you if you consume tequila often. Let’s we check it out.
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How To Make Tequila
The important to make Tequila drinks is blue agave. In near city of Tequila, there are a lot of blue agave. Blue agave is growing well on volcanic soil. The steps are:
- Cut off the leaves until left only barks. It will looks like a pineapple.
- After that, make it become juice.
- Fermented the juice.
- Distillation the fermented juice.
But, not only until this steps. There is an optional to make any kind of tequila, one of it is aging the Tequila.
Side Effects of Tequila
Like we knows, that tequila is a alcohol drinks. With many of side effects alcohol drinks, we will discuss some important things.
- Drunk and over doze
Whenever tequila has some good effects, but still it is a alcohol drinks. If you over the standard consume of alcohol, you gonna be drunk and overdoit. The overdoit that this means are loss of balance, nausea, slurred speech, and the others effects.
- Impair the brains
Remember alcohol is a drug. It can affects many things. One of it is impair the brains. Maybe you think it’s impossible, but the effects of alcohol not end when the night does. The alcohol effects still can effects the brain. Base on some research, the alcohol effects can 30 percent more likely to make errors in daily live and 5 to 10 percents drop the performance of memorize ability.
- Cause a Cancer
Cancer? Yes. If you consume alcohol drinks in long term, include tequila, it can cause a cancer. This is the facts. In Australia, there are one in 20 cancer case and one in five breast cancer case.
- Addictive Drink
Though, it may be beneficial for health but still you need to drink tequila in moderate. Just don’t drink it every night, would not be so good for us.
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So that’s all about tequila. If you want to check the benefits health, don’t forget to consult with the doctor first. See you next time.
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