So apparently, tequila can help you lose weight
And not because it tastes terrible.
(SPOT.ph) Apparently, not all kinds of booze can bloat your belly. According to a feature by Town & Country, the American Chemical Society discovered that sugars found in the agave plant (the source of this U.S. spring break favorite) can help control appetite and lower 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, so they won't raise your blood sugar," notes the Town & Country feature.
The American Chemical Society revealed that mice who drank water with agavins ended up eating less overall and had lower blood sugar levels than those who hadn't consumed the sugars. The study also showed that mice who took agavins produced a hormone called GLP-1, which keeps the stomach full longer and produces insulin. "Agavines could be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes or struggling with weight-loss issues," reports Town & Country.
Our takeaway: Tequila may have benefits physically and...socially, but remember not to drink, drive, or drunk-dial.
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