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You may think of tequila as just a bad hangover, but it actually has numerous health benefits and uses.
Cold and Flu Remedy
Mexican doctors used to prescribe a drink made of tequila to patients in the 1930s.
It was made of tequila blanco, agave nectar and lime juice.
Agave can help relieve sore throats and even kill bacteria. Lime juice is filled with vitamin C, which fights colds.
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However, it’s diluted after being distilled in alcohol, so it won’t be as effective when consumed through tequila.
Tequila might actually help to stimulate appetite and aid digestion.
Experts claim that a shot before lunch can rev up the appetite.
Another one after a large dinner helps digestion.
Lower Diabetes Risk
Tequila is made from the agave plant, which is a natural form of sugar.
Agave has been shown to lower blood sugar levels.
Blue agave used in tequila has been found to benefit the colon.
Blue agave can help to treat colitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS and even cancer.
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