This is no joke!  But don't get too excited because it doesn't involve getting so drunk that you forget to eat!  Researchers say that the natural sugars found in agave, the plant tequila is derived from, appear to protect mice against obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The sugars, known as agavins, acted as a dietary fiber and were NOT absorbed into the bloodstream, leading researchers to believe they could be an ideal artificial sweetener for obese or diabetic people.

There are a couple obstacles right now though:  They aren't that widely available and they aren't very sweet.  (FOXNews)

Well, it looks like I will be starting my diet on Friday night!  :)