In fact, the second guideline of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is: “Customize and enjoy nutrient-dense food and beverage choices to reflect personal preferences, cultural traditions, and budgetary considerations.”
Latin American cultural foods are often disregarded in popular portrayals of healthy eating patterns; yet, there is plenty of nutrition found in our cultural dishes. Unfortunately, many people—Latines and non-Latines alike—consider Latin American food to be unhealthy. Meanwhile, restricting your cultural foods can harm your social well-being—a consideration that’s often overlooked.
Latine foods are jam-packed with nutrition
For many, the stereotypical portrayals of a healthy diet don’t align with their p