Researchers fed mice a standard diet but added agavins to their water. The mice that consumed the agavin-laden water ate less and had lower overall blood glucose levels. The study suggests that regular consumption of agavins, say in a sweetener, could help people battling diabetes and assist in weight loss.
A Healthier Margarita
Margaritas can be a full-on fat pill when you drink the syrupy sweet sugar bombs. Additionally, those pre-made low-cal margaritas, sorry SkinnyGirl fans, are just terrible. Any time I drink them, I have the worst hangovers.
Make an all-natural margarita, using good tequila, and you will never drink from a pre-made mix again. All you need is three ingredients:
- 1.5 oz tequila
- 2 tsp agave nectar
- 1 oz lime juice (approx 1/2 of a lime)
Mix the ingredients by swirling or stirring, to dissolve the agave nectar. Add enough ice to your favorite margarita glass. Serve with a salted rim, if desired, and a lime wedge.