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Here’s Why It’s More Difficult for Latinos to Fight the Extra Fat Than Anyone Else

Here are the real reasons why we’re a little chonchita… It’s not our fault.

We’ve tried the eating fruit thing…

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Unfortunately, the only kind we like comes covered in chamoy.

We also tried salads.

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Under enchiladas.

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We can’t say no to abuelita’s seconds.

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She’ll feed you once. And again… and again. But what kind of grandchildren would we be if we said no to her? She’d die.

Any meal without that extra guac is just not a meal.

Just coz it's Tuesday and I wanted to use the ?????? #tacotuesday #ottostacos #tdleats

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Going to Taco Tuesday is like going to church on Sunday. We HAVE to go.

El Cozumel is a beast with fish tacos and arroz y frijoles…..#TuesdaysAndTacos #ExtraGuac

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Ok, we go more than we go to church, but TT is taking it’s toll.

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And between Sunday and Tuesday, we need to fill in the gap with Margarita Monday.

$2.50 16oz $5 32oz #margaritamonday @cameo.club.casino.chilly.ds #stocktonca #visitstockton #dinestockton

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And basically echaste a perder la dieta on a Monday. We can start next week.

Eating tacos with only one tortilla is just not right.

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Twice the amount of carbs, but so worth it.

Most of all, we blame mom for always cooking as if she’s feeding an entire country.

Thank you, sweet baby Jesus. #tamalseason #mymomismoremexicanthanyourmom #imgonnagainfivepounds

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Or like the end of the world is near.

READ: The Factual Reason Why Latinos Just Won’t Diet

Netflix and chill is more like…

#Teresa ???? @angeliqueboyer

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Chill at home and watch Teresa for 10 hours instead of burning calories at the gym.

How do you keep your curvy figure? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to share!

People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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Netflix has a new food show out and it has everyone buzzing. “Street Food: Latin America” is bringing everyone the sabor of Latin America to their living room. However, reviews are mixed because of Argentina and the lack of Central American representation.

Netflix has a new show and it is all about Latin American street food.

Some of the best food in the world comes from Latin America. That is just a fact and it isn’t because our families and community come for Latin America. Okay, maybe just a little. The food of Latin America comes with history and stories that have shaped our childhood. For many of us, it is the only thing we have that connects us to the lands our families have left.

The show is highlighting the contributions of women to street food.

“Street Food: Latin America” focuses mainly on the women that are leading the street food cultures in different countries in Latin America. For some of them, it was a chance to bring themselves out of poverty and care for their children. For others, it was a rebellion against the male-dominated culture of cooking in Latin America.

However, some people have some strong opinions about the show and they aren’t good.

There is a lot of attention to native communities in the Latino community culturally right now. The Argentina episode where someone claims that Argentina is more European is rubbing people the wrong way right now. While the native population of Argentina is small, it is still important to highlight and honor native communities who are indigenous to the lands.

The disregard for the indigenous community is upsetting because indigenous Argentinians are fighting for their lives and land.

An A Jazeera report focused on an indigenous community in northern Argentina who were fighting to protect their land. After decades of discrimination and humiliation, members of the Wichi community fought to protect their land from the Argentinian government grabbing it in 2017. Early this year, before Covid, children of the tribe started to die at alarming rates of malnutrition.

Another pain point in the Latino community is the complete disregard of Central America.

Central America includes Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Belize, and Panama. Central America’s exclusion is not sitting right with Netflix users with Central American heritage. Like, how can five whole countries be looked over during a Netflix show about street food in Latin America?

Seems like there is a chance for Netflix to revisit Latin America for more food content.

There are so many countries in Latin America that offer delicious foods to the world. There is more to Latin America than Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and Bolivia.

READ: This Iconic Mexican Food Won The Twitter Battle To Be Named Latin America’s Best Street Food

#NationalTequilaDay Gives You Something To Celebrate While Sitting In Your Living Room

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#NationalTequilaDay Gives You Something To Celebrate While Sitting In Your Living Room

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Even when we aren’t in quarantine, tequila can offer a quick and fun respite from the world. Today is National Tequila Day and the current state of the world is a great reason to celebrate. There is more than just the drinking of tequila to celebrate.

Happy National Tequila Day!

Tequila is arguably one of the several gifts Mexico has given to the world. It is just one of the many culinary treats that the vibrant and beautiful country has created. Makes sense that we would have a national do to truly appreciate the nectar from the Mexican gods.

Women had a major hand in developing the liquor that has become a staple around the world.

Women were some of the first to cultivate the blue agave plant center to create the drink. The women on Tequila, where tequila was born, would harvest the hijuelos in the blue agave plant. That part of the plant is what is used to make tequila.

Tequila, like champagne, is from a very specific place.

Champagne is champagne if it comes from the Champagne region of France. Tequila is no different. In fact, there is a board of people in Mexico who decide who can and cannot call themselves tequila. Elon Musk was swatted down by that board when he claimed to be making his own version of tequila produced outside of the region.

If you’ve ever wanted to know the chemistry behind tequila, there are some helpful graphs floating around.

The treatment of the tequila really dictates the flavor, color, and profile of the drink. it might even help you discover what kind of tequila you might like to drink. Maybe you might prefer a mezcal instead. Mezcal is not always tequila but tequila is always mezcal.

Either way, enjoy your day celebrating tequila.

With so few options for outing, why not make your own tequila celebration happen at home. You won’t have to drive or put on pants so it is truly a win-win.

READ: 14 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Tequila Right Now