Is Tequila a Probiotic? Surprising Health Benefits of Tequila

You may be surprised that tequila (in small amounts) may actually be good for you! Now, we’re not saying you should throw back dozens of shots every night, nor are we saying all kinds of tequila have health benefits. But tequila has been shown to help digestion and may even fight long-term illnesses.

First, we have to clarify the type of tequila with positive health benefits. 100% blue agave tequila benefits better sleep, digestion, and gut health. Yes, that’s right. True, 100% blue agave tequila is a probiotic! Pure agave tequila, not to be confused with mixto tequila with additives, contains agavin, a compound said to be responsible for health benefits.

Second, we must clarify the amount of tequila needed to gain health benefits. Too much of any type of alcohol can cause irreversible health damage. We do not encourage excessive drinking as a way to heal any medical condition, though drinking small amounts of tequila in moderation can benefit your health in many ways. Please seek professional medical help for serious illness.

Is Tequila a Probiotic?

100% blue agave tequila is a probiotic due to the agavin found in the agave plant used to manufacture the spirit. The agavin helps balance the bacteria in your gut and intestines, which boosts your immune system and balances the overall health levels throughout your body. 

Tequila also contains inulin from the agave plant. Inulin is a dietary fiber that helps grow good bacteria in the digestive system, which helps balance gut health and aids in digestion.

Pure Agave Tequila Benefits

Tequila Helps Digestion

You may be asking yourself, “If it’s a probiotic, does tequila help digestion?” Tequila is considered an excellent digestif! Sipping on a small amount of tequila after your meal can settle your stomach and aid digestion due to the high levels of inulin in agave. The dietary fiber in agave tequila benefits the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system, which soothes digestion.

Raises Insulin Levels

Agavin helps control blood sugar by lower blood glucose levels and promoting higher insulin levels. Agave tequila benefits people with Type 2 Diabetes, making tequila a great alcoholic option compared to other spirits that cause blood sugar levels to spike. 

Benefits Your Bones

Agavin found in the agave plant has also been shown to help the body absorb magnesium and calcium, two minerals necessary for maintaining bone health. This ingredient can help fight osteoporosis and other diseases.

Low Calories, Low Carbs

Pure 100% agave tequila benefits a healthy diet, too. One ounce of pure tequila (with no mixers or add-ins) has 69 calories with zero carbohydrates. Enjoyed with freshly squeezed juice or sipped on its own, it’s one of the healthiest alcohols. It’s also gluten-free!

Stimulates Your Metabolism

Agavins have weight-loss properties that help dissolve fats and stimulate metabolism. Paired with its ability to avoid a blood sugar spike, many calories from tequila pass right through your system, which can aid in weight loss. However, tequila is not considered a weight loss supplement.

Benefits of Tequila Before Bed

There are even benefits of tequila before bedtime! You’ve heard of a “nightcap,” right? Tequila has been used in small doses to help relax nerves, the mind, and the body. A little taste before bed can help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep through the night, and wake up more rested.

Tequila Benefits FAQ

Is tequila good for the gut?

The agavin found in 100% blue agave tequila is a probiotic that helps balance gut health. Paired with the inulin compound, also found in agave, which aids digestion, tequila is a probiotic that helps the gut remain balanced.

Does tequila have prebiotics?

Some studies have suggested that the inulin in agave can act as a prebiotic, which helps prepare your gut for positive bacteria.

Is tequila the healthiest alcohol?

Due to its low calorie and carbohydrate count, straight tequila is considered one of the healthiest alcohols.

Is tequila an inflammatory?

Agave, which tequila is derived from, has anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in natural Mexican remedies to reduce inflammation for years.

Drinking alcohol in large amounts won’t make you healthier, but choosing tequila over other types of spirits (in responsible amounts) is often the healthier choice by far! Not only is it the best alcohol for those watching their macronutrients (low cal and zero carbs!), but some studies suggest that small doses can help you sleep better, avoid osteoporosis, and even help digestion.

So, what are you waiting for? Choose Curamia Tequila for a healthier, more fun lifestyle! With various tequila expressions to choose from, your next cocktail party will enjoy the smoother, authentic taste of Curamia straight from Jalisco. Find a bottle in stores near you, or shop online to have it shipped right to your door.

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