Nutrition in Latino Foods

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I Taste Tested and Found The Best Canned Refried Beans

Looking for the best canned refried beans? I’ve got you!  As a dietitian and proud Latina, I’m all about healthy, convenient Mexican food! And from what I hear from my clients, this is important to you too! While I’ll always love homemade beans best, having a convenient canned option sometimes makes all the difference when […]

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Are Refried Beans Healthy? Latina Dietitian Explains the Benefits

Wondering if refried beans are healthy? You’re not alone!  Many of my clients feel confused about refried beans because they know beans are healthy, but the term “refried” makes them think that the cooking technique “cancels out” any nutrition benefits from the beans.  Questions like this are why I became a dietitian, and why I

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Latinas Don’t Get Enough Folic Acid: How Tortillas Could Change That

A new California law has been proposed, and it’s all about tortillas.  The proposed bill would require California producers of corn tortillas and corn masa flour to add folic acid to their products.  This law is proposed as a way to close the gap in folic acid consumption between Hispanic women and non-Hispanic women in

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I’m a Latina Dietitian. Here’s Why I Recommend Enchiladas.

As a dietitian and proud Latina, I recommend enchiladas as a healthy meal option all the time! So many of my Latina clients are scared to enjoy their favorite Latino foods because they’ve heard that they’re unhealthy.  But the truth is that Mexican food is full of healthy options (and all Latin American food, for

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Is Mole Healthy? A Latina Dietitian Explains the Benefits

If you’re wondering if mole is healthy, it may be because you’re not used to hearing about the health benefits of traditional Mexican foods.  As a Latina dietitian, I’ve spent years talking to Latinos about food and nutrition. Time and time again, I hear them say they’ve been told to avoid traditional Latino foods. But

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