Research shows tequila could help with bone health

This file photo shows a shot of aged Tequila Herradura with a lemon. (AP Photo)

CINVESTAV, Mexico (WCMH) – Raise a toast! That shot of tequila may actually be helping you strengthen your bones.

According to Science Daily, Mexican scientist Dr. Mercedes Lopez studied substances from the blue variety of the Agave tequilana, the plant used to make the traditional Mexican drink, that helps the body absorb calcium.

Lopez states that “the consumption of fructans contained in the agave, in collaboration with adequate intestinal microbiota, promotes the formation of new bone, even with the presence of osteoporosis.”

The results of the study could mean an alternative treatment for osteoporosis.