When you get to be a woman of a certain age you start worrying about things like crows feet, bingo arms, and hair on your chinny-chin-chin. When you’re a single woman of a certain age you get to add falling getting out of the shower, breaking a hip, and slowly dying on your bathroom floor because no one loves you enough to realize they haven’t heard from you in a few days. Well fellow spinsters and spinsters in waiting I have good news; there is a new soldier in the fight against shattered hips, tequila.
According to Science Daily, the plant used to make tequila can improve the absorption of calcium and magnesium, two minerals vital in the prevention of osteoporosis. This is great news for those of us who worry about brittle bones yet also like to get our drink on, talk about a win/win! And once you factor in the heart healthy fats in guacamole your weekly chips and margarita night might be the healthiest couple hours of your whole week.
Just how the tequila improves bone health is not surprisingly very sciencey, and you can read all about it HERE, but I’ve been doing some research on my own as well. While I can’t speak to bone density per say, I have found that tequila temporarily eases loneliness and anxiety, boosts self-confidence, improves lipstick applying abilities, and makes you a more graceful dancer. I’m not saying tequila is a miracle drug, but I’m not not saying it. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go take my medicine aka a few coconut margaritas and some street corn at Loco. Bye.