US fitness experts claim this spirit is the healthiest alcohol you can buy 4 years ago

US fitness experts claim this spirit is the healthiest alcohol you can buy

If you're trying to be healthy, it's probably best you're not knocking back booze every night.

But a little drink every now and again won't hurt, right? RIGHT?

If you're going to have a session there are definitely some drinks that aren't great for your health - the ones packed with sugar, additives and chemicals wont make any 'healthy Top 10' list.

But equally there are some tipples out there that won't dent your gains quite as badly as you might think - resveratrol-rich red wine and also gin and vodka being three of them (so long as you're not mixing them with energy drinks or sugary pop).

However, American wellness figures are extolling the virtues of one particular alcoholic drink above them all...and they reckon it could actually be healthy for you.

You might be surprised to hear that it's actually tequila that they're all raving about.

It's gluten free, it's low calorie, low sugar and it's suitable for vegans - but the most interesting claim of all is that it won't give you a hangover.

But you can't just be downing any old tequila - it's a very specific type that imparts these brilliant benefits. You need to be looking for blanco tequila.

It's the purest form of the Mexican spirit you can get and crucially it's made from 100 per cent agave.

Other tequilas and most other spirits are often full of sugars and other chemicals - particularly something called 'congeners' which are produced in the fermentation and ageing process which make your hangovers worse.

That's why spirits aged in barrels like whisky or brandy can make you feel like absolute shit the morning after as congeners can increase hangover severity, according to this study.

But blanco tequilas, which are produced from blue agave rather than corn syrup or sugar, contain far less congeners than any other spirit or red wine.

“José Cuervo — what most Americans think of as tequila — is 42 percent corn syrup, which gives you a horrible hangover," Gracias Madre beverage director Jason Eisner claims in The Cut.

"We have a lot of trainers and fitness gurus who come in and drink every day — and the way they’re able to do that is to stick to pure agave spirits.

"As long as you stay hydrated and don’t drink, like, a whole bottle, you’re fine. Not hungover.”