In case you needed another reason to drink more tequila, here’s seven. Tequila is famous all around the world, but not many know that it serves as more than just a liquid courage. If you’re like most college kids, you have tried your first tequila shot at a) a frat, b) spring break (Cancun) or c) not sure I remember?… But actually a moderate consumption of tequila could have beneficial results.


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Check out these cool things that tequila does:

1. Dissolves fat

Tequila helps the levels of cholesterol in the blood to fall, which helps you improve your cardiovascular health and prevents you from being a candidate for a heart attack. It has also been proven to help people with weight loss.

2. Helps your digestive system

A shot before lunch can fuel the appetite and help you stay full, while one after a big dinner can aid your digestion and get you ready to party as soon as possible. Pair it with a glass of water to make it even more affective.


3. Doesn’t give you a hangover

Don’t think it’s true? Read the facts, quality tequila which has “100% Agave” does not give you those atrocious headaches the next morning. US regulations allow it to be called tequila even if it contains 49% of other liquids and liquor. And we all know that mixing alcohol is never a good idea.


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4. It can help cure your cold

A mixture of tequila, agave syrup and fresh lemon juice can help you feel better before a night out.

5. You can cook with it

Aged tequilas are the best for sipping, but standard varieties work well to add a little fire power to both sweet and savory dishes. Recipes vary from Tequila Pork Chile Verde to tequila-flavored ice cream. Yum.

6. It’s almost sugar-free

Most liquor is very high in sugar and is even worse when combined with a sweet syrup to make a cocktail. Tequila has significantly less sugar, which means you can hit the bar and keep your New Years resolution (if it has lasted this long).


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7. You look like a badass when you roll up with a bottle of tequila to the pre-game

There is nothing basic about tequila, and you can be sure that everyone will be up for a shot. So next time you’re not sure what to bring to the party, don’t hesitate, grab a bottle of tequila.

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