Fajitas! The History and Health Benefits of this Mexican Made Food!

Continuing our Healthy Foodie World Tour Adventure in Mexico, we explore Fajitas!

Texans would probably like to lay claim to the Fajita, however history gives credit to Mexican ranch workers living in West Texas, along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border, in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

Now I know Fajitas are a stretch when it comes too healthy eating with the known carcinogenic chemicals that arise from grilling meats, and Fajitas should not be eaten on a regular basis.

However there are health benefits that can be gained with eating Fajitas!

If you make Fajitas at home and don’t add too many fattening ingredients, they can also be healthy in several ways.

When ordering out, there are some things that we should consider before you order a Fajita – both in terms of nutrition and otherwise.

The question is what to add to the Fajita to please your palette and still be healthy for you?

The 2 Week Diet

When it comes to meat, Fajitas made with chicken may have slightly less calories than beef. However, there is a trade-off in that beef also contains more protein than chicken.

Along with the meat, consider the servings of guacamole, and sour cream. Adding ingredients such as sour cream and guacamole can also significantly increase the amount of calories and fat in your fajita.

However in the case of guacamole, avocado comes with various health benefits such as improving the immune system and helping to lower cholesterol, as well as several antioxidants that protect your body against diseases.

Instead of the traditional Flour tortilla, consider a gluten free tortilla! Nowadays more gluten free options are becoming available, not just for store purchase, but at restaurants as well.

In general, if you have a fajita, it is best to have vegetables with a modest amount of meat (if any). Eating a fajita every now and again shouldn’t be a problem, however be aware of how much sodium you may be consuming.

We will continue our Healthy Foodie World Tour Adventure in Mexico with a very popular food that is known as the staple Mexican food! Stay tuned!

Thank you for Reading!

Neil Saint Angeland