Drink Up, World – Tequila Is Good For You!

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By Cooking Panda

Tequila lovers will be happy to know that the popular alcohol is actually good for you! 

Researchers in Mexico discovered that the blue variety of the agave plant that’s used in tequila is useful for strengthening bones and fighting bone conditions like osteoporosis.

Science Daily reported on the discovery, saying that the research team — led by Dr. Mercedes Lopez — conducted a number of experiments with animal subjects to reach the conclusion. 

“It was found that mice that consumed this fructans synthesized nearly 50 percent more of such protein, in addition that the diameter of their bones was higher compared with the subjects which were not supplied with derivatives of the agave,” Lopez said.

Consumption of fructans found in the agave “promotes the formation of new bone, even with the presence of osteoporosis,” she added.

Now you can drink your tequila with an even bigger smile on your face — not only will your margaritas taste good, they’ll also be helping your bones stay nice and healthy!

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Source: Science Daily / Photo credit: Wikimedia 

Tags: bones, drink, health, margarita, tequila
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