Diabetes now affects over 29 million people in the United States. Its cost in 2012 alone was estimated at $245 billion. As Hispanics, we must be aware that our risk of developing diabetes is higher and it can happen at any age. Abnormally high levels of blood glucose (sugar) result from problems in how insulin is produced, how effectively it works at lowering blood glucose, or sometimes both.
World leaders in coffee production include Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, Mexico, and Guatemala. In fact, the United States imports nearly 40% of its coffee beans from Brazil and Colombia alone. This year, the National Coffee Association’s market research showed that coffee consumption is stronger among Hispanic Americans, with 74 percent drinking coffee daily. So Latinos love their coffee-- but is there more to learn about it? Let’s take a look.
Mole is a common name for a variety of Mexican sauces – red, black, green, and all colors in between – featuring very distinct flavors. Known for being rich, dark, and complex, Moles can be mildly spicy too with varying degrees of sweetness. Moles pair well with quail, duck, turkey, chicken, pork, beef, or tofu.