Tequila Plant Could Help Treat Diabetes, Osteoporosis: Researchers

by Thilaka Ravi on  April 22, 2010 at 12:14 PM Alternative Medicine News   - G J E 4
Mexican researchers opine that the agave plant, the key ingredient in Mexico's famous tequila, could help treat diabetes and osteoporosis.
Tequila Plant Could Help Treat Diabetes, Osteoporosis: Researchers
Tequila Plant Could Help Treat Diabetes, Osteoporosis: Researchers

Experiments on rats at the CINVESTAV research center suggested that a diet rich in fructans from the plant could both help improve the formation of bone tissue and stimulate the production of the GLP-1 hormone which promotes insulin release, doctor Mercedes Lopez, the head of the research team, told journalists here this week.

Drinking tequila would not give the same health benefits, however, since fructans lose their effect during the fermentation process, Lopez added.

Scientists at the research center of the National Polytechnic Institute in the western state of Guanajuato were to carry out a second stage of research on rodents before testing their results on humans.

Source: AFP

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I never got the answer that i was looking for ??? So if I had diabetes would it be safe for me to drink tequila? I have been told that since it was not made from sugar it will not turn to sugar?

Is this true? I am been asking this for my friend, so please tell me so that I can tell her. We want to know all about tequila and not about the nectar which I keep finding information about. So kindly enlighten me about tequila.


Killer Saturday, May 8, 2010

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