Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Taco Shop Food Is Good For You

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Believe it or not, that carne asada burrito from the local taco shop may actually be good for you.

So says celebrity Chef LaLa, who specializes in healthy Latino cuisine as part of the Journey for Control program, encouraging people with diabetes to make small changes in their diets that can make a big difference.

Chef LaLa says fresh Latin cuisine can be very healthy, even if it’s in the form of a fast food taco.

She explains, “Taco shops usually use lean, charbroiled beef for their carne asada items. Its slow-cooked preparation is healthy and natural.”

She says beans are also a great source of low-fat protein along with corn tortillas offered at taco shops.

But to keep things truly healthy, Chef LaLa encourages people to cook at home, where they can have complete control over the ingredients that go into their dishes.

For instance, using low-fat cheese, lean hot dogs, and removing the skin off chicken before cooking it saves you hundreds of calories.

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