Haggis to the rescue

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I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to food. And I’m first in line to try a new obesity treatment, but…haggis?

Turns out that a British MP wants the U.S. to drop its import ban on haggis. Why? Because, public health.

He claimed haggis “satisfied hunger very much more than the junk food which Americans consume”. The surgeon and former shadow health minister…claimed that haggis consumption would help deal with the “obesity epidemic” in the US.

So there you have it. Haggis – a lovely delicacy containing, “sheep’s pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach and simmered for approximately three hours” – is the answer. Clearly, the metabolic benefits of the pluck combined with the brown fat promoted by the suet, and the oatmeal-induced GI motility produces rapid weight loss. This must be why the Scots have some of the lowest rates of obesity globally…uhh, maybe not.