New Study Says That Tequila Might Help Strengthen Bones

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This could be good news for who like to celebrate with a margarita when it’s “5 o’clock somewhere.” By kicking back with a tequila-based cocktail, you might be giving your bones a boost. According to a study, tequila contains attributes that “improve the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium.” KSAT explains that these beneficial substances reside in the “blue variety of the agave tequilana plant.”

The study states that scientists gave mice with osteoporosis agave tequilana for 8 weeks, and afterward, “they synthesized almost 50 percent more osteocalcin, the protein that proves the production of new bone.”

If the benefits of tequila sound too good to be true, Harvard Health points out that it probably is, at least for now. At the risk of sounding like a killjoy, they point out that the study was performed on mice with their ovaries removed, which isn’t exactly a perfect match to compare to humans. Also, the mice were specifically given agave tequilana (the actual plant) not shots of tequila.

But the interesting correlation between agave plants and bone health remains. It will take more testing to figure out anything concrete, but you can still cheers to your health when you drink a paloma.