5 Ways Mexican Food Can Benefit Your Health

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In 2011 it was reported that there were about 38,000 restaurants across the US. That’s a whole lot of tacos, salsa, nd margaritas! Now 2017, one out of about every 10 restaurants offers some kind of Mexican delicacy, which make spicy, flavorful Mexican food the most popular international cuisine in America. How can you say no to a delicious enchilada, taco, or burrito! You simply cannot. It is also reported that three-quarters of consumers want to try new foods that bolder than the dishes they know and love. If you’re looking to take your taste buds for a delicious ride, you need to hit some local Mexican restaurants!

However, there are other perks to eating Mexican food other than just its robust flavor. Here are the nutritional benefits of Mexican food!

1. Beans for iron and protein
Bean burritos are actually incredibly healthy for you, as is any dish tat uses beans, even your favorite burrito bowls! Beans help lower cholesterol, keep you full, and are also full of protein and iron.

2. Tomatillos for a better immune system

These babies might be in your salsa, and they are packed with vitamins. Eating these fruits, which are very close to tomatoes, are filled with vitamin C and K. Vitamin C is great for boosting your immunity and keeping you from getting a cold or the flu, and vitamin K can prevent blood clots.

3. Avocados for heart health

These fruits deliver monounsaturated fats which are great for your health. They are cool, creamy, and delicious, and can be put on top of burrito bowls, tacos, and eaten with chips in guacamole.

4. Tortillas for different nutrients

Tortillas can be filled with protein, fiber, b-vitamins, and iron. Corn tortillas, as well as rice tortillas, can be used in a gluten-free diet. This is the main difference between flour and corn tortillas. They are a great foundation for burritos and other foods where fresh produce, meats, and other healthy and filling ingredients can be added. They are used in burritos, which many Mexican restaurants sell. In fact, there are 67,391 restaurants in the US that serve up burritos.

Convinced to add more Mexican food to your diet yet? Comment with your favorite Mexican dish!

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Francis Pitt

Francis Pitt

Francis Pitt has made a name for himself in farm-to-table organics, working at restaurants in Portland, Seattle and Burlington, Vermont. While he has a taste for the extreme, most of his restaurant’s top sellers are much more down-to-earth, regularly featuring mushrooms gathered from the slopes of the Cascades, and fresh wild-caught seafood from the Oregon coast. Inspired by trends in Portland, his latest restaurant offers the ultimate chef’s table: dinner begins in the morning at his island collective farm, and 4 lucky guests every week get to follow the food, literally, from the field to the plate! Francis is a firm believer that you are what you eat — do you really want to be a chemistry set?