Why Does Tequila Seem to Make You More Hungover Than Other Booze?

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The answer is so simple

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Think of all of the hangovers you could have avoided.

Do you love margaritas, but despise the hangover they give you? Are you hesitant to take a shot of tequila because you know the next day won’t be pretty? If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that a hangover caused by drinking tequila is the absolute worst.

Why does this hangover make us feel worse than the one we get after drinking other liquors? If you’re looking for the ultimate secret to avoiding a tequila hangover, we’re here to tell you it’s not rocket science. In fact, to avoid a nasty tequila hangover, all you have to do is look at the label.

Here’s the deal: Good tequila is made from 100-percent pure agave — no if, ands, or buts about it. If you are drinking tequila that isn’t “100 percent de agave,” you’re sure to be in bed for a majority of the morning after. If the bottle doesn’t say this on the label, there’s a chance the tequila was cut with vodka when it was made.

Tequila that’s cut with vodka? Who would do such a thing? Well, pure tequila definitely goes down a lot smoother, but if you’re looking to get the general taste of tequila in your margarita, vodka-cut tequila generally gets the job done, and it’s way cheaper to make it this way.

Here are a few things to keep in mind the next time you decide you’re going to indulge in this delicious yet dangerous liquor.

Margaritas Contain a Lot of Sugar

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. When you’re trying to avoid a hangover, sugar is not your friend, most of all because it dehydrates you. Save yourself the misery and drink a glass of water after a margarita.

Mexican Food Is filling and delicious, So Enjoy It!

If you insist on drinking a large amount of tequila that’s not made from 100-percent pure agave, take full advantage of the chips, guacamole, rice, and beans that go hand in hand with your margarita. These foods are delicious, and they fill you up — which will help you out in the long run. Your body needs something to absorb all that alcohol.

Tequila Tends to Be Enjoyed as a Shot

You can thank the salt, shot, and lime routine for that one! Like other liquors, if you keep pounding the shots back, your body won’t be happy.

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