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Diet Tips




"When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no 'I'll start tomorrow.' Tomorrow is disease".
~V. L. Allineare  

Healthy diet and exercise can help prevent many diseases. For one, it can prevent obesity which can lead to other problems such as: Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and many others. Through simple changes in your daily routine, and adding a little activity to you life, you too can become a healthier person overall. To help, there are some diet tips and their advantages, some exercise ideas, and to get you started, some basic recipes.

Facts about Latino Health

Between 1991 and 2001, the obesity rates among Latinos has gone up from 11.6% to 23.7% within the United States. 23% of Hispanic men are obese, and 27.5% of women are obese. These statistics are higher than those of non-hispanics within the U.S.

Also, Latinos are twice more likely to have diabetes and to suffer from various diabetes-related illnesses such as kidney and eye disease.

Studies have found that these ailments can stem from poor eating habits, and tend to increase with immigration.


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