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.
Metabolism is impacted by the body's circadian rhythm — the biological process that the body follows over a 24 hour cycle. So the time of day we eat can have a big impact on the way our bodies process food, says Prof. Daniela Jakubowicz of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Diabetes Unit at Wolfson Medical Center. In a recent study, she discovered that those who eat their largest daily meal at breakfast are far more likely to lose weight and waist line circumference than those who eat a large dinner.