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Tequila Plant Could Help Reduce Blood Sugar And Help Weight Loss

Tequila Plant Could Help Reduce Blood Sugar And Help Weight Loss

That the agave plant, which is used to make Tequila, could help diabetics and those looking to lose weight, it has been claimed.

Research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, from a study by Dr. Mercedes López, claimed that a sweetener created from the agave plant could lower blood glucose levels for people who have type 2 diabetes.

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According to researchers, the plant's health benefits don't end there as it could help those who are overweight to shed some pounds.

The website ACS.org reported: "The main reason it could be valuable, they explained, is that agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, are non-digestible and can act as a dietary fiber, so they would not raise blood glucose.

The agave plant. Credit: Pexels
The agave plant. Credit: Pexels

"We have found that since agavins reduce glucose levels and increase GLP-1, they also increase the amount of insulin," said Mercedes G. López, Ph.D.

"GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) is a hormone that slows the stomach from emptying, thereby stimulating production of insulin."

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Dr Lopez also noted that agavins can help people feel fuller, which could help them eat less, although there's no mention about how actual tequila could help.

However, if you're a lover of tequila then Jose Cuervo's all-you-can-drink train experience from Guadalajara to Tequila, Mexico might be up your street.

If you've already got your credit card out of your wallet then know this first: discount holiday website, TravelPirates is advertising tickets for as low as $111 (around £86).

The express, premium, and premium plus price points all include a round trip ride, open bar, an expert tasting tour of the Jose Cuervo distillery, and a Mexican cultural show.

The distillery is called La Rojeña and is one of the oldest on the whole continent of the Americas and has continued to produce the tequila company's famed artisanal liquor for over 250 years.

Lucky guests will have the chance to tour the distillery, witness the agave process and stroll through the barrel-stacked halls.

But if that's not your vibe there are also plenty of other attractions to entice you, like the Margarita Bar (naturally) and Plaza Juan Soriano which showcases the work of one of Mexico's most important sculptors of the 20th century.

Tickets for the boozy train ride start from around £86 and are available at TravelPirates.

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Topics: Life News, Real

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. She has worked for MailOnline, The Sun Online and Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ. Please contact her on [email protected]

 

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