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Tequila Makes You Skinny!?

We knew that liquid was magic...

We love it when scientists confirm our theories. We've been right about beer, weed, and now it's tequila's turn. Oh tequila, you naughty little liquid you, making us do all sorts of things we later regret/forget. And yet, our love for you remains undying and eternal, like the sun. And now, scientists are saying tequila could make you thin! YES! Score! Well, kind of. 

Basically, a new study has found that sugars called agavins, which are found in the plant that is used to make tequila, might be good for people who are overweight or have diabetes. According to an article in Time (so it's legit, guys!), these 'agavins' (the sugars) are "non-digestible and do not raise blood sugar, according to Mexican researchers." Ah, now we get it. The study was conducted by Mexican researchers and we know how those Mexicans love their tequila...

"The team of scientists fed mice a standard diet, and added agavins to some of their water. They discovered that the mice who consumed agavins ate less overall and had lower blood glucose levels." The mice who were consuming the agavins also produced a (wonderful) hormone called GLP-1 that basically keeps your stomach full for longer and produces insulin, hence the beneficial-to-diabetics thing.

“This puts agavins in a tremendous position for their consumption by obese and diabetic people,” the study authors write. “We believe agavins have a great potential as a light sweetener.” And we do too. We also believe that if agavins have great potential, then by extension, tequila must too, since they come from the same plant. Right? RIGHT? Nowhere in the study does it actually tell us to drink more tequila, but we believe it's implied. And, guys, if you happen to need more volunteers to officially and accurately determine the benefits of tequila, we are ready and willing to participate, for the sake of science. 


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