OH MY OH MY – I Had to sit down when I first read this one…
TEQUILA IS GOOD FOR YOUR GUT!!!!
Yes good news – for once – from all of us at THE CLEANSE. Its been brought to our attention that TEQUILA has many health benefits. There’s info floating around on good old Facebook and we thought to our selves…Is it too good to be true?
AAArrribbbbbaaaa… as the Mexicans say.
Are you surprised to hear TEQUILA has health benefits? In Mexico, where tequila was first developed, it is considered a sophisticated drink and is best enjoyed by taking slow, measured sips. Tequila has a bad reputation because many brands of the drink are mixed with other sugar based alcohols. If you buy a bottle of tequila made from 100% agave – a plant unique to Mexico – the drink can actually have some great benefits.
TEQUILA IS A PROBIOTIC. Tequila can actually help maintain the proper balance of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract, assisting with digestion and other health issues. An occasional glass of tequila can act as a probiotic. Probiotics are healthy bacteria in your intestines. They help maintain a healthy immune system. Fructans in agave are rich in probiotics, from which tequila is made. However, moderation is key. If you drink too much alcohol, your natural reserve of healthy bacteria can become depleted.
TEQUILA IS A PREBIOTIC, which is any food ingredients that promote the growth of good bacteria in the intestines. A study by researchers in Mexico has found that the prebiotics in tequila can improve the intestine environment, which allows for good bacteria to thrive.
TEQUILA is a drink that can help your stomach. Experts suggest a shot before a meal to strengthen your metabolism and appetite. Having a glass after dinner can soothe and assist digestion. It’s recommended that each shot is accompanied by a glass of water.
TEQUILA might be better than counting sheep. The drink’s relaxing benefits can help calm nerves and induce sleep, according to research. This is not an answer if you have chronic insomnia, but it does help with episodic encounters. Tequila is best as something to help you unwind on occasion and should not be relied on.
TEQUILA HELPS WITH MEDICATION. If you have a disease that affects your digestive system, like IBS, colitis or Crohn’s, tequila might be a real help. The fructans in tequila can help medication reach the colon without the stomach acid breaking the pills down. This is because the fructans contain natural chemical carriers which can protect the pills. Scientists are currently looking at adding these type of fructans to prescription medications.
TEQUILA IS KIND AND GENTLE!!! You might associate tequila with strong hangovers, but real tequila doesn’t leave you with painful side effects the next day. It’s important to emphasize that this is only the case for the 100% agave variety. The cheaper brands with the added alcoholic sugars don’t offer this benefit. As with all alcoholic drinks, it’s important to take moderation into account.
We would love to offer all of our clients a sneaky shot of Mexican TEQUILA but unfortunatley we can not as we are not licensed!!! HOWEVER we can offer you excellent advice on gut health and our amazing LIBBE system colonic hydrotherapy system.