Bait and Switch

A headline of the sort “Testing slimming powers of tequila’s agave” stirs promising thoughts. As does the inital text:

Scientists from Mexico’s tequila producing region say juice extracted from the blue agave plant, best known when distilled into the fiery spirit, may help dieters shed pounds and cut cholesterol.

Sign me up! Sign me up!

But alas,

Sadly for the world’s growing band of tequila lovers, agave’s possible health benefits are lost when the plant is distilled into alcohol.

Figures.

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2 Responses to Bait and Switch

  1. DL says:

    Easy solution:
    Step 1: Distill half the plant – eat the other half (recipe to follow)
    Step 2: Smoke plant over Mesquite for 20 minutes.
    Step 3: Dredge smoked pieces in Tequilla marinade until absorbed fully.
    Step 4: Eat the healthy marinaded plant and repeat steps I – 4
    (while enjoying the distilled half of the plant!)

  2. Donna says:

    Losing weight or lowering one’s cholesterol will never be easy. Darn. I would have enjoyed this solution too!

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