We all know that consuming alcohol beverages packs on a ton of empty calories. Well a new study has found a link between tequila and weight loss. Great news for those who love agave-spirits!
According to the American Chemical Society, which researched the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels last year, sugars found in the plant that makes tequila can help lower your blood sugar. The sugars that naturally occur in the agave plant are called agavins — not to be confused with agave syrup — and are non-digestible, meaning, they will not raise your blood sugar levels.
Researchers found that mice who'd been given a standard diet, and then drank water with agavins added, ended up eating less overall and had lower blood sugar levels than the others who hadn't consumed agavins.
What's more, the mice consuming agavins also produced a hormone called GLP-1, which keeps the stomach full longer and produces insulin, leading researchers to believe that agavins could be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes or struggling with weight-loss issues.
Now, should you start shaking up party-size batches of sugary margaritas or palomas? "No"...that is not what we are saying, but a round of tequila shots might start sounding more enticing now that we know this potential link between tequila and weight-loss.