Study: Ingredient in tequila could promote better bone health
Move over milk, margaritas could be the key to stronger bones according to a new study.
Researchers in Mexico say agave, a key ingredient in tequila, has fructans (molecules of fructose) that improve the absorption of calcium and magnesium, essential minerals to maintain none health. The fructans in the agave even improved bone health even in osteoporosis.
The study found that mice with osteoporosis had more new bone production when consuming agave fructans than mice that didn't consume agave.
Scientists involved in the study hope that their research can develop an alternative treatment for osteoporosis.
You can read more about the study here.