4 Benefits of Authentic Mexican Food
No, Chipotle is not authentic Mexican food. Of course, it’s still delicious and enjoyable but it’s definitely not the real deal. However, Mexican gastronomy is has always fascinated us and lucky for us its health benefits are more abundant than one may think.
Mexican food is rooted in the civilizations of the pre hispanic era, which means the local used corn and the meat of local animals to make their food. Additionally, they came up with various clever ways of incorporating avocado and chili to their preparations, resulting into delicious yet highly nutritious dishes.
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Whilst authentic Mexican food is not too difficult to make at home, there’s nothing like going on a trip to Mexico and taste their amazing gastronomy straight from the source. However, if a trip to Mexico and its paradisiacal landscapes doesn’t seem as enough motivation, maybe the health benefits that authentic Mexican gastronomy offer you can spark your wanderlust.
- Strengthen your immune system with chili, which has antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties that make your immune system stronger, improve circulation and your heart’s health as well as the whole digestion process.
- Enjoy the nutritional and aphrodisiac value of avocado. This native fruit -yes, avocado is a fruit– has more potassium than bananas and lots of healthy fats. It helps lower the “bad cholesterol” and it was consumed heavily during the pre hispanic era because of its aphrodisiac properties.
- Packed on fibre eating nopal. This cactus is known to help with digestion, it is diuretic and it contains high levels of vitamins A, B and C which improves the glandular system, the immune system and the nervous system. Further, it’s good for the skin, losing weight and to avoid feeling bloated.
- Avoid heart disease with chia seeds; these are rich in Omega-3 and calcium. Plus, they’re rich in antioxidant which helps fight free radicals and prevent the most common types of cancer.
Eating is one of the biggest life pleasures, and authentic Mexican food is delicious and highly nutritious, not to mention diverse. Further, food is one of the best ways to learn, enjoy and celebrate other cultures.