Nutrition: 3 Ways to Keep the Hispanic Diet Healthy

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Many people realize that Taco Bell is not authentic. But did you know that a traditional Hispanic diet inspired by your abuela’s cooking can help you stay healthy? ¿Cómo? Healthy staples of corn tortillas are low-fat, as are beans. Frijoles as my suegra calls them are also chock full of fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates which make you feel full longer. Fresh vegetables in salsas and entrees provide important vitamins and minerals. Love […]

Nutrition: 7 Ways to Snack Smart

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Balancing work, familia, and “you” time each day requires mucha energía. Something’s gotta give and for many of us, it’s our diet. Three balanced meals a day? Out the proverbial window. You’re in luck. Health experts now recommend five smaller meals: healthy snacks in between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ¿De verdad? ¡Sí!  Snacking is important for two reasons: It curbs your hunger, […]

Healthy Heart Habits

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, do something special for those close to your heart: take care of it! Your heart, that is. Heart disease (heart attacks, strokes, etc.) is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, and smoking. Like many of you, I’ve witnessed this first hand. Both my abuela and madre have suffered […]

Nutrition: ¡Go Green for your Health!

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Um… what exactly are you drinking? I get this question every time someone sees me sipping a green smoothie from a jar. What gives this slushy drink it’s bien verde color? A few handfuls of dark green leafy vegetables which are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition and of protein (surprising, I know, since most […]

Two Ways to Bring Back Abuela’s Cooking

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Of all the great things the U.S. of A. has to offer, our “western diet” is not at the top of the list. In fact, immigrating to the U.S. could be harmful for some families’ long-term health! A recent study shows that acculturated Mexican American teens are prone to obesity. Second generation teenagers are 2.5 […]