To make this heady discovery was the scientist Mercedes López of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico City according to which, as we read in Science Daily , the plant used to produce tequila, the blue agave , contains substances that increase our body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium, essential minerals for the (good) health of our bones . From her research, in fact, it emerged that the mice that took this plant produced over 50% more osteocalcin, the protein that helps bone formation and in eight weeks they had registered an increase in the diameter of their bones. Visit Shopsk.com
According to the researcher, this effect is due to the interaction between the fructan (sugar) and the bacteria in the intestine. This interaction would allow the sugar molecules to carry nutrients to the bone cells. “The consumption of fruit contained in agave, in synergy with an adequate intestinal microbiota, promotes the formation of new bone tissue, even in the presence of osteoporosis “. The results obtained give hope for the possibility of developing an alternative to the treatment of osteoporosis, a disease which, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, affects 200 million people worldwide.
But it doesn’t stop there. Tequila would also aid digestion, thanks to its high content of inulin , an oligosaccharide capable of stimulating good bacteria , and according to Elite Daily , it would also help you lose weight by reducing blood sugar levels. How? Specifically, the agavins , sugars found in blue agave, not being digestible, act as fibers promoting the growth of the aforementioned good bacteria in the mouth and intestines and quickly giving a sense of satiety.