Do tamales and atoles harm health?

Most Mexicans celebrate with some delicious tamales and atoles, which means an important consumption of calories, which generates important damages in the organism of the people.

In information published by the Federal Consumer Procurator's Office (Profeco), the doctor María Eugenia Velasco, coordinator of Medical Programs of the IMSS, points out that Mexican food is rich in carbohydrates and animal fat, so its excess consumption detonates obesity.


Do tamales and atoles harm health?

According to information from the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco), when consuming a tamale cake with a cup of atole, you contribute 130 130 calories to your body in a single meal and worse, if it is at dinner.

The specialist says that a 100 gram tamale gives you 850 calories, a roll gives you 100 and a glass of rice atole means 180 calories, that is, you ingest 130 thousand calories.


Effects of calories in the body

Eugenia Velasco details that tamales are made without fiber, so the calories go to the bloodstream in less than half an hour and generates:

  1. A significant increase in glucose
  2. Excess insulin production
  3. Accumulation of fat in liver, muscles and body

When adding Candlemas Day to the Christmas festivities, Mexicans tend to climb up to eight kilos when they do not moderate the consumption of food and drink, according to the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS).

To avoid that this excess weight impacts on health, you must know how many calories you should consume per day, but how to know? Then Carmen Haro, INSK nutritionist , he explains it to you:

To avoid the consumption of excess calories, consume light tamales, that is, those that are made with less animal fats and vegetables.

Also, if you plan to eat tamales and atole, try to make the rest of your meals light, that is, try to balance your caloric intake so that you do not exceed your limit. And you, how often do you consume tamales and atole?

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