It's Time To Celebrate Because Tequila Is Good For You!

And can even help you lose weight. Bonus points.
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If you've ever woken up with a major hangover following a night full of several rounds of tequila shots, we've got news for you. Scientists have discovered an actual, scientific link between tequila and weight loss.

And it's not just because following a few tequila shots you show extra enthusiasm while throwing some shapes on the dance floor.

The American Chemical Society carried out some much-needed research into the effect of tequila on blood sugar levels, and actually discovered that sugars found in the agave plant—which is what tequila is made from—is non-digestible and therefore cannot raise your blood sugar level.

To further this wonderful evidence, researchers carried out tests on mice. They found that the mice who were given a standard diet followed by water containing agavins had a lesser appetite than those who weren't given any agavins. They also had generally lower blood sugar levels, and were found to have the hormone GLP-1, which causes the stomach to feel fuller for longer.

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So basically, TEQUILA WINS.

Although we're assuming this discovery probably comes slapped with a great big "everything in moderation" disclaimer, we're still going to take it and run with it. We'll see you at the bar.


This article originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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