Summer’s coming, and everybody wants to slim down to their ideal thong weight. Now comes word that tequila can help! Well, not exactly. Turns out, a sugar found in the very same plant that brings us tequila can help you on your weight loss journey. That sugar? Agavin – and it’s from the agave plant. It’s what they use to make agave nectar. Though not as sweet as most, it still can make an effective sweetener.
A 2014 report shows that when avagin was added to the drinking water of lab mice, they “lost weight and had lower blood glucose levels” than mice who had agave syrup added to their water. Agave syrup has calories and raises blood sugar. Avagins, on the other hand, are “non-digestible and can act as a dietary fiber.”
Here’s the bad news…when making tequila, those avagins are transformed into ethanol. That means tequila doesn’t have any, and you can’t go on a massive tequila-drinking weight loss binge.You can have a ton of fun trying though...