Tequila For Weight Loss? Too Good To Be True?
The "Big Game" will dominate this weekend's activities for many of us and along the way an adult beverage or two will likely be consumed. If your cup of good cheer of choice is a margarita, well you just may be drinking something a little healthier for you then you'd think. Could it help with you New Year's weight loss resolution?
Researchers from the American Chemical Society (ACS) recently presented a study that found tequila might aid with weight loss. Might...might ...but it be worth further examination!
Tequila is made using the agave plant, which contains sugars called agavins. Agavins do not raise your blood sugar like simple sugars do because they are not digestible. Researchers tested the agavins on mice in a purer form through the water that the mice drank. The results showed mice who drank the agavins ended up with lower blood sugar levels, ate less, and showed a stronger insulin response.
That's just agavins at work, not tequila just to be clear...but then is anything ever clear with tequila?
Fox News reports that some dietitians find the study interesting but not promising. Jenny Friedman says, "As much as I’m sure some would love for it to be true, it’s simply unrealistic to expect that drinking any alcohol would promote weight loss."