Be Part of Our Tribe!

Get weekly updates on stories and upcoming special events.


The “Clean” Cocktail: Tequila to the Rescue

Best Alcohol to Drink on a Diet: The Tequila Fresca

We’ve noticed that all of our friends who “eat clean” – whether that means plant-based, gluten-free, Paleo, vegan or Keto—are drinking the same drink this summer: tequila over ice with a ton of freshly squeezed lime, hold the simple syrup, hold the salt. They say they like the fact that tequila comes from the agave plant and swear that the sugars in it don’t raise blood sugar. It’s not just wishful thinking.

A 2014 study, presented at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, found that natural sugars called agavins are in the agave plant, which can be used to make tequila. These sugars (not to be confused with the more commonly known agave syrup) are non-digestible and do not raise blood sugar. Sweet!

So while it isn’t exactly health food, this drink, which we’ve heard called the Tequila Fresca, is more healthful that a concoction that mixes in syrups, sodas, and fruit juices. To make, put some ice cubes or crushed ice in a glass, splash in as much tequila as you like. Squeeze lime into the glass. Feel free to spritz it up with some club soda, if you like, too.

—Janet Siroto

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of

More Lifestyle

NextTribe Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween

Jamie Lee Curtis Is Ready To Scream Again

Guess what’s getting a reboot? The movie Halloween, 40 years after it first gave us goosebumps—with its creepy soundtrack, triggered nightmares of masked creepers coming after us—and introduced the lovely Jamie Lee Curtis to audiences.

> Read More

NextTribe female farmers

Female Farmers: From Harvest to Halls of Power

It’s really the oldest profession in the world—farming—and women have been doing it forever. Now, female farmers are taking their know-how and compassion to rural campaign trails. These women simultaneously shoulder the responsibility of feeding the nation and making it all work on super-slim margins. Who better to tackle thorny policies and serve as champions for small towns, the conservation of natural resources and rural success?

> Read More

email icon

Subscribe to the Tribe!

We will only use your email to send you a weekly digest of new stories posted on the site and occasionally to let you know about special events. But that’s it. Period. Cross our hearts.

Editor’s Picks

©2018 NextTribe