Healthy Takes on Tequila

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Texas Chopped Salmon Salad

No doubt, Texans take their tequila drinking seriously, BUT did you know there are actual health benefits to consuming tequila too? We were surprised to learn that this beloved distilled beverage has a number of interesting uses, outside of just the obvious… 😉

Find several surprising facts, along with recipes like this Texas Chopped Salad [above] arranged with tequila-cured salmon from Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar in San Antonio. Bottoms up!

 

Surprising Facts:

– Tequila has been used for centuries in Mexico to treat pain.

– Sipping on tequila after a meal can aid digestion.

– Tequila has simple sugars that break down easily in your body and are known to tackle down dietary fat and lower bad cholesterols.

– Tequila can be used as a natural cleansing astringent to tighten and detoxify pores…i.e. the awesome body scrub you see below!

Source: Ambhar Tequila

 

DIY Tequila Body Scrub:

Tequila Scrub

  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 1 ounce sweet-almond oil
  • 1/2 ounce white tequila
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil

More Recipes:

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

with Caramel Sauce and Apricot-Infused Tequila

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

 

Grilled Spiced Beet Margarita

Frozen or Rocks with Blanco Tequila!

Grilled Spiced Beet Margarita

 

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