It seems like more than ever, the world is focusing on health. No one wants to find that their immune system is compromised during a worldwide pandemic. While you should avoid coming to close to other people and wearing your mask wherever you go, you should also be taking a look at your lifestyle to help you stay healthy too. You should be not only exercising on a daily basis, but your diet should be rich in vitamins and minerals to keep your immune system healthy. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant is here to talk about some Mexican superfoods that you will want to make sure you are incorporating in your diet to keep you healthier.
Benefits of Coconut
There are people all over the world that are finding the many benefits that come from using coconut on a daily basis to cook with. This delicious superfood grows on the beaches of Mexico and we enjoy the water in cocktails, the milk in many dishes that need to be dairy free, coconut oil to fry with and more. This is not only gluten free, but it is also full of potassium and magnesium as well.
Spirulina Superfood Benefits
Spirulina is a seaweed that is found in the area where Mexico City was founded. Vegans are finding that it is the best source of plant-based protein out there. When you compare it ounce for ounce with steak, it has three times more protein in it. It can help to detox your blood and give you a boost in vitamins B1 and B2.
Cacao Health Benefits
Did you know that you will find more magnesium in a cacao bean than you will in any other food source? It’s true; when you eat cacao beans on a regular basis, it will boost the endorphin levels in your body which are the hormone known for pleasure. Cacao is also high in iron and sulphide which are great for hair, skin and nails as well as a great way to detox your liver.
Many people know that aloe can be used to help with skin irritation such as sunburns. What many people don’t realize is that there are many benefits to actually ingesting aloe as well. You can either juice it or cut it up and add it to your favorite salads, smoothies and more. When you eat it, you will be getting health benefits including reduced inflammation and better digestion.
Why is Avocado So Good?
This is one of the most popular superfoods found in a Mexican diet. Eating them stimulates the production of collagen to help slow down visible signs of aging. Not only that, but avocados can help to reduce bad cholesterol and boost the good cholesterol in your body. Not only are these delicious, but they are one of the healthiest foods you can eat too. Eddie’s offers avocadoes in our Guacamole and Grilled Chicken Salad.
Although eggs have historically been controversial in the world of nutrition due to their high cholesterol content, they remain one of the healthiest foods. Whole eggs are rich in many nutrients including B vitamins, vitamin a, choline, iron, selenium and phosphorus. Eggs are also packed with high-quality protein and contain two potent antioxidants known to protect vision and eye health. Eating eggs can actually increase “good” HDL cholesterol in some people, which may lead to a favorable reduction in the risk of heart disease. We recommend our Huevos Rancheros and Chorizo Con Huevos to increase your egg intake!