Sweetener from tequila plant lowers blood sugar

March 19, 2014 12:36 AM

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A sweetener that doesn’t raise blood sugar? While it sounds too good to be true, it isn’t - researchers are suggesting that a sweetener created from the agave plant could lower blood glucose levels and help obese people lose weight.

The agave plant (from which tequila is made) contains agavins, a natural form of sugar, which are non-digestible and can act as a dietary fibre.

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