10 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking More Tequila

¡Viva tequila! Who knew you could learn so much from alcohol? Use these fun facts to drop some knowledge on your friends and spark an epic night with a shot of Jose Cuervo.

1. There are five types of tequila to choose from: Blanco, Joven, Reposado, Añejo, and Extra Añejo.

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2. Over 50 million liters of tequila are consumed every year in America.

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3. Studies have shown that if consumed in moderation, tequila can cut the risk of dementia by 37%.

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4. It also has a component that can help lower LDL levels, aka bad cholesterol.

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5. Unlike other forms of alcohol, tequila is not a depressant.

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6. If you’re scared of the worm, don’t be! They’re found in mezcal, not tequila.

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7. Some tequila is aged in barrels. Depending on the tequila it can take up to 30 years to reach the perfect drinking age.

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8. If you’re a fan of the elegant lifestyle, scientists have recently found a way to turn tequila into diamonds.

GO SCIENCE!

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9. As with most alcohol, tequila can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 30-40%.

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10. The blue agave plant has components that can help stimulate the immune system and fight obesity.

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Just make sure to enjoy it responsibly.

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