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Food most consumed in Mexican nutrition.

Published Date: Aug 12, 2019


Food most consumed in Mexican nutrition.

Let's talk a little about the most ingested food products in Mexico and learn some of the benefits that these bring to our body.

The avocado is a fruit which Mexicans usually use as a companion in most their dishes, as an example of the delicious ''guacamole''.

Avocado

The intake of this fruit helps with cholesterol reduction, controls blood pressure, regulates blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of stroke, protects against cancer, contains a high level of vitamin E which is of great benefits to keep our skin, hair and nails healthy and strong. Aldo consider that it is listed as an essential vegetable oil.

Avocado

Corn

 As a food is rich mostly in carbohydrates (a macronutrient that gives us mainly the energy needed to fulfill our functions) it is the number one source of energy that Mexicans consume. Moreover, it is estimated that more than 4000 products are associated with maize, for example; Toast, tortilla, pozole, flour, bread, even fermented beverages and more.

Corn

The benefits of this cereal is that it contributes the energy necessary for the organism, it is rich in vitamins mainly those of the group B, in corn we can find minerals like magnesium, potassium and phosphorus that help us in the communication of the nervous system and muscles , strengthening of bones and teeth, is low in fat, has a 10g of fiber and 5g of protein in 100g of maize.

Tortilla

Tacos

Bean, corresponds to one of the most ingested legumes in Mexico and has been recognized as the primary center of diversification of this product.

Its nutritional contribution is characterized by its great contribution of protein as it varies from 14 to 33% it is considered as an excellent vegetable protein auxiliary, in fiber whose value varies from 14g to 19g in 100g of bean, gradually stimulating intestinal transit.

Bean

It is also used as a functional food in preventing diseases like Anemia because of its considerable contribution of iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamins of group B.

Mexican Food

And now that you know their great benefits, don't forget to add these foods in your daily diet.

 

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