For anyone who’s ever thrown back an overwhelming amount of tequila shots during a night out, you might be doing your body some good, contrary to how you feel the next morning. According to a new study from the American Chemical Society, drinking tequila could help you lose weight.
While researching the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels last year, scientists found that sugars in the agave plant — specifically called agavins — naturally helped lower people’s blood sugar. For those who aren’t up on their tequila knowledge, the agave plant helps make that glorious bottle of Patrón you suck down on Saturday nights, and the sugar is non-digestible, which means it won’t raise your blood sugar.
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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.
That’s right, those tequila shots your friends refuse to do are not only keeping you healthy, but they’re also helping you lose weight.
Granted, we’re not saying having six sugary margaritas in one sitting is going to turn you into a Victoria’s Secret model, but a round of tequila shots might help jumpstart the process. Now who’s up for a drink?