Get Healthy and Lose Weight at Rica Salsa

January 11, 2018

For dieters who usually stay away from restaurants due to the high content of fat, carbohydrates and added sugar to many meals, there is good news! Health-conscious people can maintain their health and waistlines by eating well-prepared, premium-quality scrumptious Mexican cuisine at our special eatery.


Traditional Mexican food is high on nutrition and low on calories. Using a copious variety of vegetables, fruits, beans, avocados and cheeses, true Mexican food packs a wallop of dietary goodness. A chicken taco salad, for example, contains every protein and vitamin we need to nourish our bodies. Being low in sugars, fats and carbohydrates, Mexican cuisine is a sure-fire route to the svelte body of our dreams. The most extraordinary aspect of Mexican food is its utter deliciousness, despite the low-calorie count.


However, there is a caveat to all this good news. The fare must be the real deal – genuine Mexican cuisine like they tenderly cook south of the border. Happily, our food is authentically prepared by a bona fide Mexican chef Ricardo Beccera who will respectfully adapt any meal to a patron's health needs. Riccardo also includes 'low-carb' fare on his menu. 


Regarding the health benefits of Mexican cuisine, makes a distinction between traditional fare and phoney spin-offs: “Real Mexican food is one of the most colourful and varied cuisines in the world. Traditional Mexican food is high in nutrients, packed with vitamins and is generally low in fat. Mexican dishes are prepared with loads of fresh produce, protein-packed beans, fiber-filled tortillas, and nutritious spices like chilies, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, and cumin.” Eating one of our traditional dishes is the closest anyone will ever come to dining at a sidewalk cafe in the land of beaches and sunsets without actually being there.


The ingredients in and preparation of many popular Mexican dishes boast huge health benefits and low calories. 'Ceviche', a popular seafood salad, “uses fresh, raw fish mixed with lime or lemon juice, tomatoes, onions and other seasonings. Instead of oil or butter, the fish is “cooked” or cured in the acid of the citrus, so there’s no added fat” (


Black beans, a Mexican staple, are full of protein and dietary fibre. According to The World's Healthiest Foods, research indicates that a diet high in beans can lower the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Live Strong refers to black beans as “low-energy-dense foods that can help control calorie intake and help us lose pounds or maintain a healthy weight. This makes them a more filling food because you can eat a large portion without going overboard on calories.” As for nutrition: “Black beans are high in folic acid and magnesium and a good source of potassium and iron, which are all essential nutrients your body needs to function properly.”  


The holy grail in weight management is finding nutritious and filling food that tastes wonderful but does not pack on the pounds or taste like cardboard. Authentic Mexican food aces the test. Most health professionals believe that the secret to longevity is regular exercise and a calorie-reduced diet that is high in nutritional value.


Therefore, we recommend a brisk walk through Beacon Hill Park after indulging in our mouth-watering food.





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