The Reader. GO London. Healthy at Home. Sugar is so bad for you that sometimes the mixers are worse than the alcohol itself. A List. Holly Van Hare. The study is from , but the idea of tequila as a secret for weight loss has recently been making the rounds again. They also ate less and showed a stronger insulin response. These are agave plants, used to make tequila. The mice that had agavins added to their water ended up with lower blood sugar levels.
I hate drinking. It’s not that I don’t like catching a much need buzz from time to time, but the act of drinking alcohol just doesn’t appeal to me. As a selective vegan don’t put a brownie in front of my face and someone who’s obsessed with staying fit, posioning myself through drinking just doesn’t make sense with my lifestyle. However, I’m still human. Welcome tequila Living in NYC and Hoboken now, my work and social life revolves around cocktails. I typically order a glass of wine and nurse it for the night simply so I don’t have to hear, “Why aren’t you drinking? When your preferred drink is ice water, you’re automatically labeled as no fun. And then, when everyone around you catches a good buzz, being the only sober person really isn’t fun. Because unlike other sugars, agavins aren’t absorbed into the body and since they’re a source of fiber, they’ll make people feel fuller, longer. This had me thinking. Since there are about calories in a shot of tequila, and you know the saying: one tequila, two tequila, three tequila
The study is from , but the idea of tequila as a secret for weight loss has recently been making the rounds again. A margarita a day keeps the doctor away? Not so much. But research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society suggests that a little tequila might hypothetically help keep extra pounds away — they say sweeteners in tequila called agavins could actually help you lose weight. Tequila is made using the agave plant, which contains sugars called agavins. Simple sugars in many food products can raise your blood sugar; this effect is what connects many added sugars to diseases like Type 2 diabetes. The researchers tested agavins on mice — though not in the form of tequila.
They also ate less and showed a stronger insulin response. Rohan Silva. Agavins and tequila are very different things — as are mice and humans. Sign Up.