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Is the Tequila Diet About to Become a Thing?

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One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, fit! A study has found that agavins, the natural sugar found in the tequila-producing agave plant, can help with weight loss and diabetes.

Researchers fed mice a typical diet, but added agavins to the water supply of one group. The mice that consumed agavins ate less and had lower blood glucose levels overall. The study suggests that agavins, if used as a sweetener, could help people suffering from obesity and diabetes. Until it hits the market, though, we’ll just have to get our agavins the old-fashioned way — with salt and a lime.

Be warned, like most diet supplements, this one has side effects which may include: bad decisions, terrible hangovers, and a general loss of dignity.

Is the Tequila Diet About to Become a Thing?