Making traditional Hispanic food healthier

The leading causes of death among Latinos include heart disease and cancer, and Latinos are 50 percent more likely to die from diabetes than whites.

Hispanics also have high rates of obesity (an estimated 47 percent) and diabetes (12.1 percent) in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While research on the causes of these conditions continues, one thing is clear: Smarter lifestyle choices, beginning with diet, are an important step to living longer and healthier. READ MORE AT USA TODAY

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