New research by scientists in Mexico indicate that a naturally-occurring sugar in tequila may be the answer for weight loss, as well as lowering blood glucose levels for people suffering from Type II diabetes.
What is it? The sugar is called agavin and is found in the agave plant, the key ingredient in tequila. But unlike agave syrup, a popular sweetener derived from the same plant, it is not digested by the human body and does not raise blood sugar. It also boosts the production of insulin and acts as a dietary fiber, making people feel fuller.
Mexico's tequila producers shipped over their first boatload of premium tequila to the Chinese. And the drink is already so popular that representatives with the Tequila Regulatory Council are already stating China will be the second-largest importer of tequila by five years.