Sometimes, your day ends up being just one of those days.
You know the day. THAT day. You drag yourself out of bed with a scowl on your face and a grumble in your throat. You trudge into work (or class) and spend most of the next 8 hours praying to the office gods that no one will try and make eye contact with you.
Then you realize your phone’s on 20% and you forgot your charger at home.
Your calendar says you have meetings at 9, 10, 11 — and 4.
You stub your toe.
You accidentally hit “Reply All” on an email that was meant for your BFF.
Your boss yells at you in front of your peers.
You stub your toe again running back to your desk. (We can’t print what you’re thinking, but it sure sounds familiar!)
At 5 o’clock, you throw your hands up in the air and announce, “Alright! I need a drink!” A beer won’t do. One of those frilly little vodka drinks? Please. You want the good stuff. You want a margarita. You want more than one. Maybe more than two. And you want what you want now.
But guess what? Even if you’ve had a great day, margaritas might be exactly what the doctor ordered. This cocktail classic, especially the tequila within, can be very good for you. Besides relieving the stress of the day, a margarita can also work the following wonders.
Lower Your Blood Pressure
Tequila is made from the blue agave. This plant produces a natural sugar called agavin. This agave nectar (yeah, that same stuff) triggers insulin production, which then lowers your blood pressure. After the day you had…
Help You Lose Weight
Another of agavin’s tricks? It’s a non-digestible sweetener, meaning our bodies treat it as fiber. Boom: instant higher blood glucose levels!
This fact also helps explain why a margarita can make you feel full longer and help keep you from overeating. Unless it’s tacos, of course, and then who’s counting.
Prevent a Hangover
Okay, this may sound like magic, and it comes with some stipulations. Only 100% pure agave tequila is hangover-free. Other varieties of tequila contain added sugars that can lead to some morning-after regrets. But you always read the fine print, right?
We all know alcohol enters the bloodstream. What you might not know is that alcohol acts as an anti-inflammatory, thinning the blood and decreasing the likelihood of a certain type of stroke (yikes). Alcohol also increases your body’s levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and breaks apart the LDL (bad cholesterol) responsible for clogging arteries. Take that, oatmeal.
Fight Off a Cold
Okay, so a margarita might not be as strong as a flu shot, but check out this fun fact. In the 1930s, doctors in Mexico used to prescribe this familiar concoction for the common cold: equal measures (one-half ounce) tequila, agave nectar and freshly squeezed lime juice.
Give You Stronger Bones
The agave really is a miracle plant. It stores energy in carbohydrates known as fructans. Once ingested, agave’s fructans help your body absorb more calcium. (Just don’t wash that margarita down with a glass of milk.) Hey, if it worked for the mice in this study, maybe a healthy pour will help your broken toe mend in no time.
Not that you ever really need an excuse to enjoy a margarita. And friend, your local Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is there for you. Our menu sports some of the best margaritas in the world. So come on down and let’s put that rough day you’ve had behind you.