Despite the Hispanic paradox
, most Hispanics eat those delicious but deadly Latin dishes
. The result: obesity and diabetes
are widespread among them. That is not the way things used to be. In fact, during my travels to small towns in Latin America
, I found that the food was fresher, healthier, and delicious, without the calories. In other words, the Latin people are cooking the wrong way.
Lorena and I have come up with healthier versions of almost all Latin dishes, but a group Latino Nutritional Coalition has put together not only a new Latin Diet Pyramid but has also produced an excellent guide to healthy eating.
While sponsored by food companies, the guide also has some healthy recipes for traditional Latin dishes.
Yes, you can go once in a while to Rosa Mexicano type restaurants, but if you are trying to eat right and be fit, then you will need to make significant changes in your diet.
Please, if you are a Latin person, download the Camino Magico guide for yourself and forward this page to others who might learn something from this guide.
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