Most people who are on diets actually have the knowledge of how to cut out alcohol. Adult beverages generally contain empty calories and a hell lot of sugars. This is kind of really very dangerous in the winter, when we drink a lot in order to warm up or just crowd into bars so as to warm up. But there is good news for liquor drinkers. Tequila is now recommended as the best beverage of choice.
1. Just passing through
The American Chemical Society has made several researches on the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels last year. Want to know their findings? That the sugars found in the plant that makes tequila can actually help lower your blood sugar. The sugars that naturally occur in the agave plant are known as agavin (do not confuse it with agave syrup) and are non-digestible, so they will not raise your blood sugar levels.
2. Drunk mice?
During the study, the researchers have also found out that mice who had been given a standard diet and then drank water with agavins added, finally ended up eating less overall and had a bit lower blood sugar levels than the others who had not consumed the agavins.
3. But wait, there’s more!
Researchers have even discovered that the mice who consumed the agavins also produced a hormone called GLP-1, which keeps the stomach full a bit longer and also produces insulin. This led researchers to believe that agavins could be good for people with type 2 diabetes or struggling with some weight loss issues.
While indulging in an after dinner drink is not as popular in the US as it is in Europe, drinking tequila after a very heavy meal can actually help a lot in digestion. Others also believe that drinking it as an aperitif will boost your metabolism of the body and may even improve your appetite as well.
5. Dem bones
Agavins have successfully been linked in several studies to helping the body in calcium absorption. And that is why it just may be a nice option for preventing the development of fragile or brittle bones.
6. Helping you remember this article
A BBC report study has actually shown a link between people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol (that includes tequila) to having a lower incidence of dementia later in life. But do not go crazy: Too much booze even results in having far higher rates of dementia onsets.
I am pretty much sure a tequila greek yogurt is not in the works, but perhaps you can just make your own. A pretty occasional glass of tequila can act as a probiotic. (Probiotics are the healthy bacteria in your intestines that are found excessively in yogurt). They actually help a lot to maintain a very healthy immune system. The fructans in agave are very rich in probiotics. However, moderation is the ultimate key.
8. Hangover free
Do you read that right? Well, just make sure that the tequila you drink is a bit legit because the cheap stuff has added sugars. Just look for 100% agave and you will be as right as rain the very next day.
So, just enjoy tequila in moderation and happy tippling!