Heart Healthy Latin Food? Yes, Please!
Let’s face it, Latin food has a reputation of being not so healthy, andI’m on a mission to debunk that notion!
Latin food is rich in vegetables and legumes. Its abundant in colors and flavors. It’s easy to substitute lean meats for fattier cuts. There’s a lot of tradition when it comes to Latin food, too. Each recipe has likely been passed down from generation to generation – which makes the recipe feel so homey and taste so great. I’ve always loved using my family’s recipes when I cook for my family and friends, and I especially love mixing tradition, while finding new and creative ways to add a new spin or new flavor to them.
That’s why I love Mazola® Corn Oil. Mazola has been part of my family since I was a little girl helping my mom in the kitchen. I knew the Mazola commercial by heart and loved when my mom said to me “Con Mazola…” and I would reply “No Estas Sola”. Meaning with Mazola you’re not alone. I didn’t know about the heart health benefits* or the plant sterols** that make Mazola the smart choice for cooking. I didn’t know about the higher smoke point which makes cooking at higher temperatures easier and foolproof. I knew that Mazola was our friend in the kitchen. After I got married and had a family of my own, Mazola remained a staple in my pantry. I use it to sauté, fry, bake, braise, air fry, and even for marinades. Here’s a few of my easy and delicious Latin recipes using Mazola® Corn Oil that I think you’ll absolutely love! And for more of my recipes go to Mazola.com. Buen Provecho! Ana Q
Very limited and preliminary scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1 tablespoon (16 grams) of Corn Oil daily may reduce the risk of heart disease due to the unsaturated fat content in Corn Oil. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim. To achieve this possible benefit, Corn Oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product contains 14 grams of Corn Oil.