Thursday, March 20, 2014

Good Health News from Forbes Living TV

You know it is a good day when you read that a sugar compound in a favorite Mexican drink has been proven to help with weight loss, and that butter is not so bad after all. Forbes Living TV shares the good health news.

A sugar found in tequila has been proven to help weight loss and reduce the chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, are the only natural carbohydrates used to produce tequila.  It is the perfect sweetener because it is both non-digestible and acts as a dietary fiber, so it won't raise blood glucose levels, and could lower it too.

Forbes Living learns that butter is not as bad for us we suspect. New research indicates that a diet high in polyunsaturated fats and low in saturated fats might not make such a big difference to cardiovascular health after all. When the researchers looked at the intake of both kinds of fats, they found no significant improvement in terms of cardiovascular risk.

Anything we eat or drink in excess is bad for our health. As we have learned over and over again, it is not that bad if taken in moderate amounts. So have a little butter on your toast and enjoy a margarita every now and then. Neither is bad for us as long as we take it easy.

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