Alcoholic drinks are normally the first thing that is advised to be cut out of any diet.
However, it seems one famous beverage could actually help with weight loss.
Tequila has been found to contain elements that could help anyone on a diet to lose weight and also fight diabetes, according to one study.
It’s an exciting discovery for those who struggle to remove alcohol from their diet.
The research by The American Chemical Society explored the use of tequila and the agave plant that it comes from.
Agavins, natural sugars found in the agave plant, don’t affect blood sugar levels due to being non-digestible.
This means they don’t raise blood sugar levels like previously believed.
It also curbs hunger pangs so people feel fuller yet eat less compared to others sweeteners such as fructose and sucrose.
The non-digestible agavins could then be used to create new sugar variations.
Dr Mercedes G. López said: “We believe that agavins have a great potential as light sweeteners since they are sugars, highly soluble, have a low glycemic index, and a neutral taste, but most important, they are not metabolised by humans.”
She goes on to describe how they can be used to help obese people and those with type 2 diabetes.
She said: “Agavins are not expensive and they have no known side effects, except for those few people who cannot tolerate them.”
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