You've just got to love science. You've got to love scientists who do studies like this one. A study was done by the American Chemical Society with tequila. That's a study I would volunteer as tribute for. The goal was to see the effects on blood glucose levels tequila had. The results were quite positive.

The study pinpointed agavins which are the natural sugars produced by the agave plant. The agave plant is what tequila is made of. While there may be a shortage of agave, you may want to get your hands on a few tequila bottles to go along with your meal planning.

Agavins are non-digestible and scientists are looking at ways they can make a sweetener out of it because it does not raise blood glucose. They are looking at agavins with type-II diabetes in mind. Not only do agavins not raise blood glucose, but they also help increase insulin and have no side effects.

You may see agave nectar or syrup at health food stores, however these are much like high-fructose corn syrup in the way they are produced and do not have the same effects as agavins. Unfortunately, the agavins are burned off during the fermentation process in the making of tequila.

The study was done on mice where mice were:

...fed...a standard diet and added agavins to their daily water. They weighed the mice daily and checked their glucose blood levels weekly. Most mice that drank agavins ate less, lost weight and their blood glucose levels decreased when compared to other sweeteners such glucose, fructose, sucrose, agave syrup and aspartame.

Technically tequila won't help you lose weight, but don't worry we won't tell anyone if you don't.

Sources: Phys.org, Delish.com

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