Hispanic Heritage Month has begun! Here’s a tid bit many confuse all the time…Forms often ask if you are white, black or hispanic. In reality being Hispanic or Latino is not a race it’s an ethnicity. Hispanics can be black, white, native or asian! But many are a mix of two or more races. No matter what your race is, if you’re Hispanic there are some diseases that target you genetically in part probably thanks to the foods you eat.
Cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and AIDS all target minorities in the US most. Take this month to be proud of your heritage and to change the habits that are making us sick one generation at a time. Let’s establish new habits that help us live longer, healthier lives!