It’s the start of a new year and the biggest New Year’s Resolution is always better health and slimmer waistline, so make sure to include tacos and flautas in your diet.
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In a scientific study done by the State of Puebla’s Council of Science and Technology they found that these foods, in moderation, are no more harmful than even some health food bars.
Tacos al pastor are composed of 42 percent water, 21 percent protein, 24 percent carbs and 12 percent grease; the flautas come out to 43 percent water, 41 percent carbs, 12 percent grease and 4 percent protein.
If fact, the carb content of the flautas is in the range to be classified as an “energy food” as our body burns carbs for energy and the flautas can provide the fuel our body needs. This means these little tasteful tortilla delights could be called health food for their health benefits to the body, maybe a bit of a stretch, but not in your waistline, just a justification all the same.
In moderation is the key factor like everything else we eat. Three or four tacos or flautas for one or two meals a week won’t ruin your New Year’s Resolution to be fit and trim in 2015, but overeating and adding the fizz of Mexico’s popular Coca-Cola might do the trick.
The science reminds people that exercise should be a part of our daily lives to manage health and weight.
It’s Friday and science says it’s ok, so let’s enjoy the not so horrible diet of tacos and the energy food of flautas.