Tequila helping you shed some of those extra pounds... how does that work?  Well, it's all very scientific.  It has something to do with the agave plant that tequila is actually made from.  It has to do with the sugars in the agave plant called agavins.  This is not the same as the agave syrup.  That you can use the same as sugar and is definitely not the same thing... do not get the two confused because you may have the opposite result.  Maybe.


Anyway- they did some tests on mice.  Surprise... and found that we, as humans, do not metabolize the agavins.  This just simply means that it can lower your blood sugar- so that helps with diabetes too.  Who knew??  So, why aren't they just using that to fight the affects of diabetes?  Wouldn't that make more sense?  Lose weight, no diabetes, and ring in the new year... it's a win-win-win!

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