Health Benefits of Mexican Foods
Avoid calorie-laden ingredients, such as full-fat Mexican cheeses and sour cream, and load up on nutrient-packed foods like tomatillos, limes and avocados instead.
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Beans are one of the best sources of soluble fiber (which keeps you feeling full and helps lower cholesterol), plus they’re a great way to get protein and iron. Use them to fill up tacos and burritos, or try them in this easy layered bean casserole.
By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D.
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