You do not have to eliminate Mexican food from your diet if you have type-two diabetes. In fact, you can still enjoy it by making some small adjustments.
First, skip the tortilla chips. Salsa, on the other hand, which is made with tomatoes, a low-glycemic index food, will likely not cause any complications. Guacamole also gets the green light because it is high in healthy fats, and may reduce your risk of coronary artery disease.
Say no to refried beans, but black beans by themselves are a healthy alternative.
So what about a meat choice?
"You can always get the fajitas, which is a lean meat like chicken or fish," said Jessie Newman, a registered dietician, "and ask them to cook it in a lighter oil, or completely eliminate the oil."
Finally, skip traditional Mexican desserts. Instead, eat a low-glycemic fruit such as a pear or apple, or a small serving of low-fat ice cream.
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