Is Agave the Perfect Alternative Sweetener for Diabetics?

March 17, 2014 10:43 PM

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Normally, putting tequila in your morning coffee would be frowned upon as a socially-unacceptable habit. The American Chemical Society; however, has announced that a Mexican research group has found that natural sweeteners found in agave, one of tequila’s main ingredients, may actually be a healthy and safe alternative for diabetics and people trying to lose weight.

According to Mercedes G. López, a researcher at Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados, Biotechnology and Biochemistry in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, agavins found in the agave plant are actually non-digestible and act as dietary fiber without raising glucose levels or causing side effect...

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