What Happens to Your Body if Your Drink Mezcal Every Night

What Happens to Your Body if Your Drink Mezcal Every Night

2020/06/23

Limonene, one of the terpenes found in mezcal, could have cancer-fighting properties. In a 2006 paper published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Dr. Antonio De León-Rodríguez and colleagues took a close look at the chemical makeup of mezcal. While many of the compounds they found were also present in tequila and other alcoholic beverages, they noted that, among the beverages they examined, limonene was only found in mezcal.



A research team examined limonene's ability to destroy lung cancer cells and published the findings in 2018 in the journal OncoTargets and Therapy. They found that limonene did possess anti-tumor effects, but this experiment was limited to cells grown in a laboratory. It's still unclear if the limonene found in mezcal would have the same effect in humans.


According to WebMD, limonene is also used in alternative medicine to treat obesity and bronchitis, but its effectiveness in treating these conditions has not been scientifically proven. Still, for this reason, choosing to drink mezcal every night — in moderation, of course — doesn't sound so bad.















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