Tequila plant sweetener could help reduce blood sugar, weight among diabetics

March 17, 2014 9:32 AM

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Tequila plant sweetener could help reduce blood sugar, weight among diabetics

Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for millions of type 2 diabetes sufferers and help them and the obese lose weight, according to researchers.

The main reason it could be valuable, they explained, is that agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, are non-digestible and can act as a dietary fiber, so they would not raise blood glucose.

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