Cuisines for Healthy Living- Latin America
When we think of Latin American food, we usually think it's all about tacos and burritos thanks to Mexican fast food joints. Just to clear things up, Latin America is composed of countries with Portuguese, African, and Spanish cultural influences. Predominantly Catholic, Latin American people hold numerous festivities yearly, and this fits pretty well with their food. Haven't you been wondering what else the land of salsa, rumba, and tango has in store for healthy food lovers?
Latin American cuisine boasts of a wide array of maize-based dishes as well as fishes and meat. What makes it healthy is that food is rarely fried in oil. Beans are also a staple, as well as tortillas and cheese. Here are some of the healthy food you might want to try the next time you dine at a Latin American restaurant.
Agua Fresca de Pepino
This is a cold drink made primarily of pureed cucumbers blended with lime juice, sugar, and cold water. It's refreshing, yes, but most importantly, it's a better way to quench your thirst instead of going for soda.
This dish is very popular among the coastal regions mainly because of the availability of seafood. Raw fish is marinated in citrus juices and sometimes in vinegar, along with onion, salt, pepper, and herbs. Think of it as the latin version of sushi, only a lot more sour.
Think Americans are the only ones who love a good barbecue? Latin American countries, as well as the Philippines, have a love affair with their grills. Asado is a barbecue technique specific in Latin cultures. Sausages, embutidos, and empanadas are grilled, and these contain herbs, spices such as paprika, and goat, lamb, or beef.
Latin American flavors are both spicy and earthy, depending on the region you are dining in. At some times they are reminiscent of Spanish food, at others, Portuguese and African. One distinct feature is the heavy use of maize as well as tomatoes, avocadoes, and paprika. It may not be one of the most popular cuisines worldwide, but you have to give it a try. Who knows, you might want to try learning to tango as well.
ACNT Australasian College Of Natural Therapies
The Wellbeing Clinic offers a holistic approach to health by bringing together leading colleges in natural therapies, beauty therapy, counselling and psychotherapy under one roof.
Al-Shifah Clinic is a Naturopathic Health and Wellness Clinic based in the Southern Suburbs of Perth, WA.
Mobile Pamper, Mobile Manicure,Pedicure, Mobile Massage, Mobile Beauty