The Tequila Diet
Tequila - just one more shot I'm on a diet!
There have been reports previously about red wine helping with weight loss but now another alcoholic beverage has been linked with losing weight.
Would you be surprised that this new weight loss marvel is Tequila? Well, probably not if you read the title, but a recent study has found a link between the tequila agave plant and blood sugar.
The drinkers among us may be thinking this is the kind of diet they have been looking for, especially if you like red wine too. A few shots of tequila followed by a glass of red wine... lunchtimes may never be the same.
Check out the article below with links to the studies and see what you think of a Tequila diet.
How Tequila may Help with Weight Loss
According to the American Chemical Society, which researched the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels recently, sugars found in the plant that makes tequila can help lower your 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.
During the study, researchers found that mice who'd been given a standard diet and then drank water with agavins added, ended up eating less overall and had lower blood sugar levels than the others who hadn't consumed agavins. What's more, the mice consuming agavins also produced a hormone called GLP-1, which keeps the stomach full longer and produces insulin, leading researchers to believe that agavins could be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes or struggling with weight-loss issues.