Going healthy doesn’t have to be hard, and it doesn’t have to be sad. You don’t have to live on shakes alone or try any expensive diet fads. But, you can add more Mexican food to your diet.
Authentic Mexican cuisine, like that of El Paso Mexican Restaurant, is full of fresh fibrous produce, healthy fats, low-fat proteins, and immunity-boosting spices. You can savor rich Mexican dishes and still watch the inches trim off.
Increased Fiber Intake
Tacos, burritos and some Mexican dishes have beans in them. Beans are a wonderful source of nourishment. They are rich in fiber, protein, and iron. They keep you full for a longer time, so your cravings to snack are reduced.
Corn is a rich source of fiber. Enjoy them boiled or as corn tortillas. Corn tortillas may be carbs, but they’re a good source of fiber.
Healthier Fats and Protein
Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats as well and are absolutely creamy and delicious. Enjoy your guacamole knowing that you’re helping your heart. Add lime to the guac to benefit from its vitamins.
Pepitas aren’t only fun, crunchy additions to dishes (although they’re also really great to snack on by themselves). They’re surprisingly a good source of protein, as well. Plus, they are high in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols and antioxidants.
Unprocessed beef, chicken, pork, and fish and delicious cheese are also good sources of protein. Pick the lean parts and try to cut back on the fried type and you’re good.
More Vitamins and Minerals
Mexican food contains vegetables, fruits, and spices. The tomatoes and tomatillos alone are rich in vitamin C and K. Peppers like jalapeno and bell peppers are incredibly rich sources of vitamin C (more than 100%). In right amounts, they greatly help with metabolism.
Another good thing about Mexican food? The variety is endless. Food in Mexico’s regions all have their distinct characteristics. Enjoy sampling eats from different areas and salsa your way to a healthier waistline.