The results? Tacos al pastor had 42% water, 21% protein, 24% carbs, and 12% grease. The flautas were more carb-heavy, with 43% water, 41% carbs, 12% grease, and a measly 4% protein. For a little context, these stats are significantly healthier than those of doughnuts, French fries, and, strangely, some health bars. Contrary to their nap-inducing qualities, the carb content of flautas actually qualifies them as an energy food.
The scientists concluded that three tacos or four flautas makes for a balanced meal, and that, with a little moderation and exercise, you should be able to consume these tortilla'd staples guilt-free. So, what's the reason Mexico's the most obese country on the planet? It probably has something to do with that delicious Mexican Coke.