While that information would have been music to the ears of their viewers, it isn’t entirely true.
Research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society suggests that the plant used to make tequila could be beneficial to the health of diabetics.
A sweetener created from the agave plant , which is used to make tequila, could lower blood glucose levels for people who have type 2 diabetes.
It could also help them and the obese lose weight, according to researchers.
The website ACS.org reports: “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.
“We have found that since agavins reduce glucose levels and increase GLP-1, they also increase the amount of insulin,” said Mercedes G. López, Ph.D.
“GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) is a hormone that slows the stomach from emptying, thereby stimulating production of insulin.”
Dr Lopez also noted that agavins can help people feel fuller, which could help them eat less.