14/08/2014 12:41 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

The Tequila Diet: Gives You Hangovers, Makes You Lose Weight

Love it or hate it, tequila isn't usually the drink we turn to on a 'quiet night out.' However, new research suggests that knocking back shots of the stuff might actually be good for you. Really.

Why? Tequila is made using natural sugars from the agave plant. These have been proven to lower blood glucose levels and because of this, the drink could help sufferers of diabetes and obesity.

Silver Tequila, limes and salt

Time reports researchers tested the theory by adding agavins, the natural sugars, to water and feeding it to mice. The result? The mice had lower blood sugar levels and ate less food thanks to the production of a hormone which keeps the stomach fuller for longer.

So - the study supports the use of agavins of as a "light sweetener" with health benefits. Until it becomes available? You know which drink to order when you're next at the bar.

Find out more about the tequila diet in the video below and just in case this news has made you thirsty, here's a classic margarita recipe...