When you’re visiting Mexican restaurants in Visalia, CA for a hearty meal, it’s hard to resist knocking back a refreshing glass or two of margaritas. Almost nothing sounds and tastes better than enjoying the cool and tangy flavors of the classic cocktail with some sumptuous and fiery fajitas. However, the idea of having some alcohol, or a lot of it during happy hour, might discourage you because of health concerns.

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You don’t have to feel like you’re cheating on your health. In many different ways, you can actually get health benefits from a flavorful glass of margarita. Of course, drinking more than the recommended “moderate” amount (1-2 drinks a day) and practicing bad habits while drinking (e.g. not eating before your cocktail) can be harmful, but with the right discipline, you can enjoy your drink and its potential health benefits. Here are some of the ways how margaritas can be good for you:

The True Wonders of Tequila

Various discoveries have been uncovered of tequila, the alcohol base of margaritas, and these findings were enough for some experts to recommend consuming tequila and tequila-based drinks.  For instance, a study featured in TIME magazine revealed that the sugars making up tequila can actually aid in lowering blood glucose levels and losing weight. Tequila can also improve a person’s mood, digestion, and even their immunity.

Why Your Body Loves Lime

Freshly squeezed lime juice gives your margarita glass more antioxidant and antibiotic effects from its phytonutrients. Lime is also a great source of vitamin C, which is another antioxidant and immune system booster.

Taking Benefits from Margarita Twists

Aside from lime, mangos, strawberries, cucumbers, and other citrusy fruits can also be added to improve the cocktail’s flavor, and these fruity twists can also be a source of additional health benefits. A creative Mexican establishment like Alejandra’s Restaurant even adds a unique and even more healthful twist to the drink: rose petals.

The petals of a rose can do more than make margaritas more enticing to look at. They can actually give you more health benefits since they’re a good source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and calcium. You won’t find Rose Petals Margaritas in just any bar, so if you do chance upon them, better not miss the opportunity to try it.  Rose Petals Margaritas, available for upcoming Mother’s Day.

Of course, the essences of the flower also elevates the flavors of the classic cocktail. The petals make margaritas a truly complementary drink for authentic Mexican food in Visalia, CA, which is packed with tangs and aromas that can be accented by the rosy aftertaste. It can be a delightful culinary adventure that you won’t regret having.

 

(Source: Study: Sugars Found In Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight, TIME)