Written by Amy Kaczor MS RD LDN, Registered Dietitian
Is tequila a low FODMAP beverage?
Tequila is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant and produced in Mexico (Graham, 2022). The taste of tequila is described as “earthy,” and it can be used in shots, cocktails, and more. However, many wonder how alcoholic beverages, such as tequila can fit into a low FODMAP diet.
According to the Monash University FODMAP Diet app, one shot of silver or gold tequila (equivalent to 1.06 oz) is considered low in FODMAPs. Therefore, it is likely to be tolerated well by individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
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What are the health implications of tequila?
While evidence-based science does not show any health benefits of the alcohol in tequila itself, some may come from the raw agave used to produce the tequila. Studies have demonstrated that raw agave may promote weight loss, reduce inflammation and pain, boost immunity, and support digestion (Huizen, 2021).
However, we must note that consuming alcohol may lead to many potential health risks, including obesity, heart disease, cancer, depression, and more (Huizen, 2021). These health risks often outweigh the potential benefits of drinking tequila and must be considered by the consumer.
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Graham, C. (2022, January 21). Do you know the different styles of tequila? The Spruce Eats. Retrieved April 30, 2022, from https://www.thespruceeats.com/all-about-tequila-760706
Huizen, J. (2021, March 11). The health benefits of Tequila: Are They Real? Medical News Today. Retrieved April 30, 2022, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/health-benefits-of-tequila