Your day is about to get a lot better, as per a new study, the sugar found in the tequila plant could assist in weight loss and lower blood sugar levels.
The 2014 study conducted at the American Chemical Society showed that agavina, a sugar that comes from the agave plant used to produce tequila, triggered insulin production and lowered blood sugar. In addition to these results, the sweetener also helped the overweight mice, on whom the experiment was conducted, drop kilograms.
So what’s this sugar all about? Agavin, unlike sucrose, fructose and glucose, is not absorbed by the body, so it will not increase blood glucose. In fact, these agavins are actually a type of fibre that creates a full feeling, ergo suppressing appetite.
The scientists believe that agavins are a viable light sweetener substitute since, “they are sugars, highly soluble, have a low glycemic index, and a neutral taste, but most important, they are not metabolized by humans,” reported in Forbes.
What do you think of this study? Does it make you happy? Intrigued? Wanting to go on a tequila rage?