Here’s How Drinking Tequila May Help You Lose Weight

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Shots anyone? This study claims that agavins—from the tequila plant—could help you shed a few pounds. 

By now you’ve heard that booze can be full a empty calories and pack on pounds, but one study has found a link between tequila and weight loss. 

According to the American Chemical Society, which researched the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels last year, sugars found in the plant that makes tequila can help lower your blood sugar. The sugars—called agavins (not to be confused with agave syrup) are non-digestible, so they 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. 

We’re not saying you should start throwing back shots every night, but a margarita here and again might be the key to achieving your #BodyGoals. 

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