Why Tequila Is Actually The Healthiest Alcoholic Drink

It’s a sad reality that alcohol really isn’t that great for our health, but everything in moderation is fine, right?

While it can feel impossible to say no to a glass of wine on a Friday night after a long week, if you’re really getting serious about your health, or you’re looking to shift a few kilos, health experts say there’s a way you can still enjoy a drink with your mates at the bar, without consuming too many alcoholic calories.

Generally, clear spirits like tequila, gin and vodka are healthier than drinks like wine, Champagne and beer, because they contain fewer calories, carbs and sugar.

If you’re feeling bold you can drink them straight or on the rocks for an even healthier drink, or you can pair them with soda water a lime, which has zero calories!

As for tequila specifically, high quality Mexican tequilas are the made from the blue weber agave plant.This plant has a range of health benefits, including its ability to enhance the absorption of calcium and magnesium in the body (essential minerals for maintaining bone health) and aiding digestion, plus research has found that tequila can help lower your blood sugar.Agavins are the sugars which occur naturally in the agave plant and they have been shown to help us feel fuller for longer, therefore eating less.