A Sweetener For Diabetics?

March 17, 2014 1:17 PM

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A sweetener developed from agave - the plant used for making tequila, can help reduce blood sugar and weight, suggests a recent study.

Agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, would not raise blood glucose as they are non-digestible and can act as a dietary fiber unlike artificial sweeteners, which are absorbed by the body and can cause side effects, like headaches, say the researchers.

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