Headaches, Hangovers and Tummy Aches: These Latino Dishes Will Make You Feel Better

From hangovers to colds, fatigue to headaches, one of the best cures for these ailments is good ol’ fashion food like grandma used to make. These recipes are wrought with the healthy stuff, like vitamins and minerals. They’re also so tasty, you might even have a bite when you’re not feeling under the weather.

Caldo de Res: Common Cold and Diarrhea

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This warm, brothy soup not only feels like a hug from mom, but it’s also packed with vitaminsA and C from the lime, cabbage and carrots, and protein from the beef. It helps you recover from feverish nights one spoonful at a time. If you happen to suffer from another — less contained — illness that drains your body of liquids, a warm caldo de res will hydrate you back to wellness. Take that chicken soup.

Sopa de Habas: Headache and Fatigue

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This hearty barley and fava bean soup, rich in iron and B1, increases the amount of oxygen in your blood. It will improve your nervous system and energy levels so you can get moving quickly after your headache goes away.

Menudo (Not to be Confused with the 80s Band): Hangover

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It’s said menudo’s spiciness helps numb the pain, and sweat out all the alcohol from your body after a long night of drinking. It may also be the fact that you’re eating cow stomach for breakfast that shocks your body and mind back to lucidity.

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Nopales and Nopalitos: Diabetes, Cholesterol and Weight

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Don’t get turned off by the thorns and slime. Nopales, low calorie and rich in phytochemicals, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, are a miracle superfood that can aid in reducing body weight and cholesterol and regulating glucose levels. A traditional nopales salad can even help get you a good night’s sleep.

Tinga Poblana: Stomach Ache

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Suffering from a stomach ache? Have a tasty tinga poblana. Seriously. This fragrant dish is made with bay leaves that are rich in formic and linoleic acids that can help you feel better while satisfying your palate.

Ceviche: Heart Disease and Sleep

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Happy tummy, healthy heart might not be the exact saying but, in the case of ceviche, it works. This dish that features fish as the main ingredient is full of omega 3s that help reduce the risk of heart disease. And, unlike other foods that send you into a food coma, ceviche has a good dose of vitamin B12 that can turn fat into energy.

Tacos: Depression

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Tacos de carne asada, de pollo, de carnitas, de papa, de camarón, al pastor … you name the taco, chances are, it’ll be mind-blowingly delicious. And who is ever sad eating a taco?! The effects of this treatment may be temporary, though.

Here Are 13 Refreshing Latin American Dishes You’ve Been Sharing With Us On Instagram And Twitter


Here Are 13 Refreshing Latin American Dishes You’ve Been Sharing With Us On Instagram And Twitter

As a way to survive these final summer heat waves, here are 11 refreshing Latino dishes, beverages and desserts people on Twitter and Instagram are sharing with us. So if you haven’t tried Peruvian ceviche or Salvadorian chamuscas already, now is the perfect time. ☀️

1. Peruvian Ceviche


Served with corn and sweet potato, this traditional dish in Peru features chunks of seafood in “leche de tigre,” a citrus-based marinade that gives it a tart, refreshing flavor. In many places, you can order a glass of leche de tigre, which usually comes with small pieces of seafood inside. It’s definitely worth a try if you’re a fan of seafood.

2. Curiles Hondureños


Also on the seafood must-have list: curiles Hondureños. With a fresh taste similar to ceviche, this dish comes with a specific type of clam that has dark blood, and is mixed with vegetables and spicy salsa.

3. Baltido de Mamey


To satisfy your sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with a milkshake of mamey. Mamey is a soft fruit that has a flavor similar to a mix of sweet potato, pumpkin, apricot and honey.

4. Jupiña


If you’re trying to stay hydrated, this Cuban pineapple soda will do the trick.

5. Tejuino


This refreshing drink is prepared with fermented corn masa, similar to the type of masa you use to make tamales and tortillas. Because of its strong taste, for some people it’s either a hit or miss. When you have this drink, it almost tastes as if you’re eating a cold tamale with limón.

6. Chicha Morada


Chicha morada is a Peruvian drink made with purple corn, which might sound strange, but it’s actually very sweet and refreshing. The purple corn is boiled in water with pineapple, and once it cools down, sugar and cinnamon are added for extra flavor.

7. Frozen Chocobanano


If you’re “trying” to be healthy, but also love having desserts, then this frozen chocobanano is perfect for you.

8. Frozen Gansitos

Even though these Gansitos are sold at room temperature, they also taste bomb if frozen and they make the perfect late night snack.

9. Charamuscas Salvadoreñas


These frozen desserts, popular in El Salvador, are made with a mix of fresh milk-based and water-based ingredients and are served in little plastic bags. They come in flavors such as coconut, banana, watermelon, and lemon.

*and you can eat these charamuscas any way you’d like*

I would be eating it the same way the guy is.

10. BonIce


If you’re a fan of bolis, then you will also love BonIce, which come in a variety of fruit flavors.

11. Puerto Rican Limber


Popular in Puerto Rico, these icy treats are served in cups and are made with a variety of fresh fruit. The flavors pictured above include coconut and piña colada, which are two of the most popular flavors. If you want to see how to make this dessert from scratch, check out a video tutorial here.

12. Nieve de Garrafa


This is my absolute FAVORITE ice cream. Traditional in Mexico, this ice cream is freshly made and served in a variety of milk and water-based flavors, such as vanilla, nuez, limón and fresa. What makes this ice cream so different is the process in which it’s made, which can take between one to two hours to prepare. Here’s a preview of how nieve de garrafa is made.

13. Fruta Picada con Tajín y Limón


Of course, you can never go wrong with the classic fruta picada, with a touch of Tajín and limón.

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For Those Who Are Obsessed With Dipping Hot Cheetos In Cream Cheese, Someone Just Created The Perfect Bagel For You


For Those Who Are Obsessed With Dipping Hot Cheetos In Cream Cheese, Someone Just Created The Perfect Bagel For You


Most days cannot even begin to get started before a nice hot cup of coffee. But as soon as you’re done sippin’, your next thought is probably: “is it time for my afternoon snack of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos?” God was listening, and so He gave life to the next breakfast creation that will blow your mind:

Ladies and gentlemen meet your new friend, the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos bagel.

No, not that kind! A real bagel perfected by legit bakers.

The Bagel Nook, located in New Jersey, who’s famous for creating crazy bagel recipes that include Oreos and Doritos, has spawned this latest breakfast craze.

But we’re not exactly sure who came up with his nutty but genius idea because we also found a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos bagel at the BreadHive in Upstate New York.

In 2014, a 10-year-old little girl gave the idea of a Hot Cheetos bagel when she was hanging out with the BreadHive bakers while eating our favorite snack.

“She was supervising, and asking questions, and eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos,” BreadHive’s Allison Ewing told the Buffalo News. “She said, ‘You should put these on a bagel.'”

This crazy treat is all thanks to this little kid? Amazing.

So… How will you have your Flamin’ Hot Cheetos bagel? Con huevos y bacon or without?

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The last question remains: do these bakeries deliver?

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Please say yes.

READ: this janitor started from the bottom… and then, he invented hot cheetos