A New Study Claims Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight
While it’s widely known that throwing back booze racks up empty calories, a new study has found a link between tequila and weight loss.
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 occurs in the agave plant are called agavins—not to be confused with agave syrup—and are non-digestible, so they won’t raise your blood sugar.
During the study, researchers found that mice who had been given a standard diet and then drank water with agavins 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.