Good food, good music, and good conversation – three key ingredients to many Hispanic/Latino family gatherings. But what is missing from many of those get-togethers is a life-saving conversation about the family’s medical history. The American Diabetes Association is encouraging people to discuss any family history of diabetes, a conversation that could help stop diabetes before it starts. (Alexandria)
Latin America includes Mexico, Central America, several Caribbean islands and territories, along with many South American countries. From tacos to paella to empanadas, we enjoy many Latin American specialties right here in the United States. While delicious, many of these traditional dishes can be high in calories, fat, and sodium if you’re not careful.