If you took part in any of the Denver or Houston Cinco de Mayo festivities this weekend – or threw together a celebration yourself – you may have plenty of leftovers remaining to nibble on throughout the week. And, while some platters will undoubtedly be laden with saturated fat, sugar and salt, there could well be a few dishes that are surprisingly nutritious.
Recently, The Huffington Post listed a number of super foods that are typically incorporated in traditional Mexican, or at least Mexican-inspired, fare. For example, if you have bowl of homemade guacamole to work your way through, you can benefit from all of the fiber and "good" cholesterol found in avocados.
"They contain over 20 essential nutrients and are a heart-healthy fat source," explained dietitian Heather Bauer.
Pico de Gallo salsa with fresh tomatoes and a healthy dose of cilantro also boasts some impressive nutritional benefits. Tomatoes are rich in a compound called lycopene, which lends a vibrant red color to many fruits and vegetables. This nutrient can potentially reduce cancer risk, Meanwhile, an added dose of vitamin C is welcome for any beleaguered immune system.
But, even though these dishes have their upsides, moderation is also an important part of any diet. If you live in Houston or Denver and want to learn more about healthy lifestyle choices that will help you look and feel better as the years go on, contact the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America today. During your consultation, we can address everything from diet and exercise regimen to hormone pellet implants.