Agave lovers have even more reason to knock back a few of their favourite tipple following the release of a new study which has found a link between tequila and weight loss.
The study by the American Chemical Society researched the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels, sugars found in the plant actually helps it lower your blood sugar.
These sugars which occur naturally in the agave plant are called agavins, they are not digestible which means they wont raise your blood sugar levels.
In mice, researchers found that subjects that drank water with agavins in it, ate less overall and had lower blood sugar levels than those that didn’t consume agavins.It also has a hormone called GLP-1 which gives the stomach a fuller feeling for longer and produces insulin.
Some researchers even believe agavins could benefit people with type 2 diabetes or those battling to lose weight. Source: https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/a19040794/drinking-tequila-can-help-you-lose-weight/