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Tequila shots will do more than just get you drunk at a party, the drink is beneficial for your overall health.
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While the drink itself won't help fight off obesity, the plant that the popular party shot derives from does. Researchers in Mexico made the discovery, according to MedPage Today.
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The natural sugars found in the agave plant, known as agavins, reportedly protected mice against both obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Researchers believe that because agavins act as a dietary fiber and do not raise blood sugar, the ingredient can be used as an alternative sweetener.
The study was presented at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting in Dallas.
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