We pride ourselves on providing fresh, healthy authentic Mexican food to our customers and we’re regularly meeting new customers who are experiencing truly fresh Mexican food for the first time. Some of the things we hear them say include:
“That’s not a real taco!”
“I thought Mexican food was greasy.”
“This doesn’t taste like the Mexican food I bought at… (insert large Mexican food chain).”
Here is fair waring: We don’t serve fatty, artery clogging food, we serve fresh and healthy food. We give our new customers three very important reasons: Your health, your kids, and your mood.
There are many benefits to eating healthfully. One of the most important is weight control. Losing weight can help to reduce the risk of chronic conditions. If a person is overweight or obese, they have a higher risk of developing several conditions, including:
Maintaining a healthful diet with whole fruit and vegetables free from processed foods can help a person to stay within their daily caloric limit and get enough fiber, which is important for managing weight. Plant-based foods contain lots of dietary fiber. It also helps to regulate hunger by making people feel full for longer periods of time.
Many phytochemicals found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes act as antioxidants, which protect cells from damage that can cause cancer. Some of these antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, and vitamins A, C, and E. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and fiber reduces the risk of cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract and lowers the risk of colorectal or liver cancer.
The medical community has long recognized the link between trans fats and coronary heart disease. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, up to 80 percent of cases of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented by making lifestyle changes, such as increasing levels of physical activity and eating healthfully.
Your kids will learn most health-related behaviors from the adults around them, and parents who model healthful eating and exercise habits tend to pass these on. A diet with adequate calcium and magnesium is necessary for the development of strong bones and teeth. Keeping their bones healthy is vital in preventing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis later in life.
Did you know a diet with a high glycemic load may cause increased symptoms of depression and fatigue? You will find high glycemic loads in refined carbohydrates, such as those found in soft drinks, cakes, white bread, and biscuits. Vegetables, whole fruit, and whole grains have a lower glycemic load and can improve your mood!
If you’re mood still needs a little work even while eating our delicious food, let Ricardo know you’d like to hear him sing. That will certainly cheer you right up!