Enjoy The Benefits of Tequila on Tequila Tuesdays in Lakewood Ranch

Choosing an alcoholic beverage is typically based on our taste preferences, but did you know that certain liquors have more health benefits than others?  Tequila is one of the wisest choices you can make in terms of spirits thanks to its health benefits when consumed in small doses. Time to head over to Ed’s Tavern for Tequila Tuesdays in Lakewood for a relaxing tequila cocktail!

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When choosing a tequila, you’ll want to make sure that it’s made with 100% blue agave to get the health benefits from your drink.  Avoid “mixto” tequila, typically a mixture of blue agave and other additives such as cane sugar or molasses.  The agavin found in true agave is what makes this liquor so special, and offers many health benefits.

Believe it or not, agavins are actually linked to weight loss. It helps to control blood sugar when consumed in moderation, which aids in keeping weight down.  The agavin compound behaves similarly to dietary fibers, which help you feel faster and eat less.  Drinking tequila certainly isn’t a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, but it is a great option if you’re trying to drop a few pounds but still enjoy a drink now and then.  For those who are diabetic, tequila is a great drink option for when you need to raise your insulin levels and avoid raising your blood glucose levels.

Tequila is also a great source of probiotics.  These are essential for gut health.  Good bacteria are vital to keeping our immune systems strong. Drinking tequila after a meal can even help with digestion.  It contains inulin, which also promotes the growth of good gut bacteria. The agavins can also help to promote bone health by making it easier for your body to absorb calcium and magnesium!

Lastly, tequila is low in calories and has zero carbohydrates.  It comes in at only 69 calories per ounce and is carb-free due to the distillation process.  It is also naturally gluten-free for those with an intolerance or allergy.  Avoid mixing in sweet juices or syrups to fully enjoy the health benefits and always drink responsibly!

Here at Ed’s Tavern, we can’t wait to pour your next serving of tequila for a Tequila Tuesday!  For any questions about our drinks or food menus, give us a call at (941) 907-0400.  Our Lakewood location can be found at 10719 Rodeo Drive in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.


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