Get Skinny By Drinking Tequila

Tequila shots may do more than get the party started. They could also be good for your health.

Tequila is made from the blue agave plant. Researchers in Mexico say the natural sugars from the plant, called agavins, protected mice against Type 2 Diabetes.

The mice also ate less and gained less weight than those who were given water.

Because agavins act as a dietary fiber and do not raise blood sugar, the researchers believe the ingredient is a good alternative sweetening agent.