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 micriobiota, promotes the formation of new bone, even with the presence of osteoporosis.”

The results of the study could mean an alternative treatment for osteoporosis. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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