Well, well, well, we understand you are already jumping with joy after reading this but let us break this down for you- a study has found that the sugars present in tequila is beneficial for your health, moreover it aids weight-loss. But before you go swinging to the counter in order to get some extra shots of tequila, read this fully.
According to a report presented at the National Meeting of the Americal Chemical Society (ACS), a sweetener created from the plant that is used to make tequila could help in lowering glucose levels and could help patients who have type 2 diabetes in losing weight.
This could be because tequila contains agavins, a natural sweetener found in the agave plant that acts as a good source of dietary fibre. This helps in maintaining blood glucose.
"We have found that since agavins reduce glucose levels and increase GLP-1, they also increase the amount of insulin," said Mercedes G. L pez, Ph.D. GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) is a hormone that slows the stomach from emptying, thereby stimulating the production of insulin. She added, "Agavins are not expensive and they have no known side effects, except for those few people who cannot tolerate them." In addition, agavins, like other fructans, which are made of the sugar fructose, are the best sugars to help support growth of healthful microbes in the mouth and intestines, she said while presenting the report.
The research indicates that tequila is not only good to stabilise blood glucose levels but also acts as an appetite suppressant. This is obviously because of the fibres present in it. This means having tequila with a meal could make you eat less.
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Remember that, this is not to say that tequila should be had after every meal or every day. This just means you do not have to completely avert from drinking but opt for tequila when you're out to have a drink or two.
Alcohol/ mixed tequila/ margaritas/fruit juices are a NO-NO
This study is only for neat tequila and not as a mixture of any other drink.
Margaritas or mixed tequila shots could contain extra sugars which are a villain for your weight-loss regime.