Thursday, June 1, 2017

News You Can Booze: Drinking Tequila Linked to Weight Loss

From the Independent:
If you want to slim down, nutritionists and fitness experts will tell you to cut down on alcohol. It’s highly calorific and fattening.

But many of us are both health-conscious and like a drink, and the classic vodka-lime-soda is just, well, a bit boring.

Good news, then, that a study has found a link between tequila and weight loss.
According to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, everyone’s favourite party spirit can help lower your blood sugar too.

Specifically, it’s the sugars that naturally occur in the agave plant from which tequila is made.
These sugars are called agavins - which is not the same as agave syrup - and are non-digestible which means they act as a dietary fibre and won’t raise your blood sugar.

“Agavins are not expensive and they have no known side effects, except for those few people who cannot tolerate them,” said Dr Mercedes G. López.

She added that agavins, like other fructans, are the best sugars to help support growth of healthful microbes in the mouth and intestines....MORE
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