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How fattening is Mexican food?

Asked by Northcliff, Last updated: Nov 28, 2021

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Answered Oct 25, 2017

Even healthy options at Mexican restaurants contain high amounts of sodium and saturated fat. The American Heart Association recommends you limit your daily sodium intake to less than 2,400 mg a day and saturated fat intake to less than 7 percent of total calories. For overall health, limit your visit to Mexican restaurants to a few times a month to help control both your fat and sodium intake.

Fajitas are loaded with grilled meats and vegetables and also make a healthy Mexican food choice, just omit the sour cream. The chicken and steak fajitas at Chevy's makes a good choice for the calorie-conscious, with 410 calories, 18 g of total fat, 7 g of saturated fat, 530 mg of sodium, 13 g of carbohydrates, 3 g of fiber and 47 g of protein. An a la carte soft chicken taco at On the Border has 270 calories, 11 g of total fat, 5 g of saturated fat, 24 g of carbohydrates, 20 g of protein, 2 g of dietary fiber and 880 mg of sodium.

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