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Sugars found in tequila may protect against obesity, diabetes
Fox News ^ | March 17, 2014

Posted on 03/18/2014 7:18:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Tequila shots may do more than lighten the mood at a party; the drink may be beneficial for your health as well.

According to researchers from Mexico, natural sugars derived from the agave plant, called agavins, greatly protected a group of mice against diet-induced obesity and type 2 diabetes, MedPage Today reported. […]

Because agavins act as dietary fibers and do not raise blood sugar, the researchers believe the ingredient could be used as an alternative sweetening agent. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: agave; agavins; alcohol; diabetes; donteattheworm; mexico; tequila
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1 posted on 03/18/2014 7:18:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What about the worm?


2 posted on 03/18/2014 7:19:33 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

wouldn’t most of the sugar be converted to alcohol in tequila


3 posted on 03/18/2014 7:21:37 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Perdogg

Thank you.

I trust it tastes better than stevia...


4 posted on 03/18/2014 7:23:15 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Olog-hai

One Tequila
Two Tequila
Three Tequila
Floor...


5 posted on 03/18/2014 7:23:37 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Olog-hai

I believe it! Has anyone ever seen an overweight Mexican?!


6 posted on 03/18/2014 7:23:59 PM PDT by 1riot1ranger
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To: Olog-hai
Because agavins act as dietary fibers and do not raise blood sugar, the researchers believe the ingredient could be used as an alternative sweetening agent.

Milk, cerial and tequila?

7 posted on 03/18/2014 7:24:15 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

"Tequila!"

8 posted on 03/18/2014 7:24:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg
What about the worm?

Protein.
9 posted on 03/18/2014 7:24:40 PM PDT by plsvn
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To: Olog-hai
According to researchers from Mexico...

Hmmmm....*researchers* in Meheeco touting the benefits of tequila. ¡Andale!

10 posted on 03/18/2014 7:25:44 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 1riot1ranger

11 posted on 03/18/2014 7:26:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL! Hadn’t heard that in years! ;-)


12 posted on 03/18/2014 7:26:54 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Olog-hai

the tequila bottle is not skinny.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 7:27:43 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: 1riot1ranger

Sgt. Garcia


14 posted on 03/18/2014 7:27:44 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Every time I drink tequila I wake up in . . . handcuffs.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 7:28:31 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: doc1019

Me and Tequila do NOT get along - unless in VERY small quantities with lots of ice and fruit juice! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPc8116cHlE


16 posted on 03/18/2014 7:31:13 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: dfwgator

Loves me some Pee Wee! :)


17 posted on 03/18/2014 7:31:54 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

And Pee Wee apparently “loves” himself. ;)


18 posted on 03/18/2014 7:32:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL! Thanks.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 7:32:33 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: BipolarBob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPc8116cHlE


20 posted on 03/18/2014 7:32:39 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Mount Athos
wouldn’t most of the sugar be converted to alcohol in tequila

YES. This is BS.

21 posted on 03/18/2014 7:32:46 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: dfwgator

I never understood the hullabaloo over that. Who hasn’t? I mean, not necessarily in PUBLIC, but his show was never intended for kids. I think he’s a comedic genius, but I don’t get out much, LOL!


22 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:33 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Olog-hai

I believe that downing a nice, tall, cool glass of Chlorine Bleach will prove to help prevent obesity, diabetes, restless leg syndrome, toenail fungus, male pattern baldness, and chronic halitosis. Consult your physician.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:46 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: 1riot1ranger

Never say on that wasn’t ...


24 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:58 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: All

Ten rounds with Jose Cuervo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEZAV17_WuQ


25 posted on 03/18/2014 7:35:43 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m going with this as established science....


26 posted on 03/18/2014 7:35:45 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It was great when he went on MTV after and said “Heard any good jokes lately?”


27 posted on 03/18/2014 7:36:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
Just don't drink too much tequila!
28 posted on 03/18/2014 7:39:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: 1riot1ranger

Yes.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 7:40:04 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: dfwgator

When his show was in its hay-day Sis and I would call each other on Saturday mornings to make sure we were both tuned in.

Lots of silly stars showed up. It was just goofy fun.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 7:41:57 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Perdogg
There is no worm in Tequila. Is there? I thought the worm was in some other kind of Mex. liquor. Can't think of its name right now. Halftymers kicking in.
31 posted on 03/18/2014 7:44:20 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I get a big kick out of that song... the first time I heard it was probably a month ago when I had the radio on scan and left it on a country station... I wasn't paying any attention until I heard the word "Patrón". I was laughing pretty hard by the end.

I have empirical evidence that this stuff...

...is concentrated, extra-strength Stupid Juice for women.

32 posted on 03/18/2014 7:45:15 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: deweyfrank

Mezcal.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 7:47:42 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 1riot1ranger
I believe it! Has anyone ever seen an overweight Mexican?!

I've seen more than I care to see - and I see them anytime I go to the grocery store

34 posted on 03/18/2014 7:49:48 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Rodamala
There is conclusive clinical evidence that tequila makes your mouth big...and your brain small.

Some moreso than others...

35 posted on 03/18/2014 7:50:00 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Olog-hai

Important note: agavins are different from agave nectar and agave syrup, which are sold in stores.

I couldn’t find any agavin sweetener currently being retailed.


36 posted on 03/18/2014 7:50:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ain’t it the truth!!!!

Haven’t had a margarita in a couple of years, ever since my fave local mexican place closed - and even then it was about 2x a year I would have one - and only on their half price margarits nights! (I’m cheap ya know!)


37 posted on 03/18/2014 7:52:21 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: TADSLOS
Thank You. That's it. But Tequila does make her clothes fall off. Don't know if Mezcal does the same. lol
38 posted on 03/18/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: deweyfrank

Mezcal makes her think she’s Raquel Welch.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 7:54:34 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 1riot1ranger

Yes.


40 posted on 03/18/2014 7:55:19 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Perdogg

Wrong liquor. That is mezcal.


41 posted on 03/18/2014 7:58:42 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: deweyfrank; Perdogg
There is no worm in Tequila. Is there?

Nope. The "worm" (actually a moth larvae) is in mezcal.

42 posted on 03/18/2014 7:59:47 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: TADSLOS
I will get some. Hope it makes ME think she's Raquel Welch.
43 posted on 03/18/2014 8:06:43 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: okie01

Thank You. There is money to be made over that argument.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 8:10:18 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Olog-hai

Well then,

Pour me another tequila, Shelia


45 posted on 03/18/2014 8:10:55 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Olog-hai

More likely it is due to all the vomiting after after a night of drinking tequila.


46 posted on 03/18/2014 8:23:08 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I know one thing for sure - tequila is NOT good for my health.

Once at a party I was badgered into 3 shots - thought I’d die but I didn’t. Have not touched a DROP since.


47 posted on 03/18/2014 8:38:31 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: windcliff

The ping you’ve been waitin’ for!


48 posted on 03/18/2014 8:48:13 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai

This is going to be an advertising gimmick for Mexican restaurants and bars by this weekend.
Drink Tequila for your health!


49 posted on 03/18/2014 8:50:18 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Olog-hai

Hahah, the first vision that comes up is of fat Mexicans. Just saying - it is not a slim group.


50 posted on 03/18/2014 8:53:49 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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