It's known for making your clothes fall off, but it turns out there are some real benefits of tequila. Whether you prefer to sip it from a glass, shoot it back with a wedge of lime and salt, or have it blended into a margarita, drinking tequila is more than just tasty — it's good for you.
When most people mention tequila, their first instinct is to hold their head and moan a little bit. But in order to reap the benefits of tequila, you need to make sure you're drinking a pure 100 percent agave tequila. According to Forbes, the U.S. and Mexican laws differ on the production of tequila. In America, the liquor can contain as much as 49 percent of other liquids and still be considered tequila. But under Mexican law, tequila must be made from only the blue Weber agave plant from the Tequila region. All those other additives, chemicals, and sugars are what gives most people a bad feeling about tequila. You trust Mexico with your tacos, right? So trust the country with your tequila.
Regardless of the negative connotations of tequila, it's still a liquor to be celebrated. Not only has it been around for centuries, but Feb. 22 is also National Margarita Day, which gives you the perfect excuse to pick up your favorite (100 percent agave) tequila and reap all 11 of these benefits. Remember to drink in moderation!