Drinking Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight

According to a 2014 study by the American Chemical Society (ACS), sugars found in the plant that makes tequila could lower blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes, and help obese people lose weight, researchers say. According to the study, Agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, are non-digestible and can act as a dietary fiber, so they would not raise blood glucose. They are different from the commonly known agave syrup, which is actually very similar to the dangerous high-fructose corn syrup.

The American Chemical Society studied the effects that tequila has on blood glucose levels and found that the sugars found in the blue agave plant that makes tequila can actually lower your blood sugar. The sugars that occur naturally in the agave plant, agavins, which is completely different than the popular agave syrup, are not digestible. This lack of digestibility translates into lower blood sugar.

To further this wonderful evidence, researchers carried out tests on mice. They found that the mice who were given a standard diet followed by water containing agavins had a lesser appetite than those who weren’t given any agavins. They also had generally lower blood sugar levels, and were found to have the hormone GLP-1, which causes the stomach to feel fuller for longer.

Now when knowing this information even though alcohol is the one thing to reduce during your weight loss diet, but when you do a round of tequila shots you will feel less guilty and more enticing now that we know this potential weight-loss link.


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