Saturday, May 21, 2022

Why The Keto Diet Could Be To Blame For Tequila’s Popularity – Mashed

Drinking alcohol is not necessarily recommended while on the keto diet due to many drinks’ carb contents, but there are naturally some drinks that are much more suited for the diet (via Elite Daily). Although there are a few low-carb beers out there, Ketogenic.com recommends that if you’re drinking alcohol on the keto diet, it’s best to consume spirits like gin, tequila, rum, and whiskey either neat in a glass or mixed with low-carb beverages like club soda or diet ginger beer. Tequila is well suited for the keto diet because one shot has 0 grams of carbohydrates (via the USDA) and is 40-46% alcohol, so you don’t have to drink a lot of it to catch a buzz, per Ketogenic.com.

Plus, you most likely won’t be drinking tequila alone. Although everyone has that story of drinking bad tequila in college and being soured on it for life, the spirit is growing in popularity. In 2021, tequila and mezcal were the “second-fastest growing spirits category” and nearly knocked vodka out of the first-place revenue spot that the spirit has held since the 1970s (via CNBC). One would think that margaritas, which are not as keto-friendly, would be on the rise as well, but according to DISCUS chief of public policy Christine LoCascio, sipping the best high-end tequilas on the rocks or neat is a growing trend instead (via CNBC). Perhaps tequila is just one of the foods you could eat/drink on a keto diet that you didn’t know you could!



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