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what are three factors that affect contemporary food habits?
- length of stay
what is la raza?
- people of all latino heritage
- means "the people"
what are the top two health concerns in Hispanic Americans?
what are examples of foods that spain introduced to the traditional diet?
- cinnamon, garlic, onions, rice, sugar cane, beans and wheat
- hogs (lard)
what is the concept of machismo?
father is the head of the household
what occupations do Mexican men overrepresent?
construction, maintenance, production and transportation
what are factors of the traditional diet that have negative impacts on health?
- liberal use of fats with lard and high fat meats
- fried foods like meat, beans, tortillas, and potatoes
what are factors of the traditional diet that have positive impacts on health?
- high complex carbs
- liberal use of fruits/vegetables
- not many processed foods
- simply prepared
- nutritionally balanced
what is the staple food of the Mexican diet?
what are the different groups that make up the current US population?
what two cultural groups come together as a fusion in traditional Hispanic cuisine?
- women are health experts
- OTC remedies
folk healer, shaman
illness is caused by?
- excessive emotion
- dislocation of organs
- imbalance hot-cold
- soul loss
- evil eye
soul loss and evil eye
white disease like pneumonia
fruit of prickly pear cactus lowers?
blood glucose and cholesterol levels
what type of remedies could be harmful?
powdered rattlesnake contaminated with botulism which may be lethal
- tropical fruits
- some cuts of meat
- chili peppers
- some cuts of meat
illnesses are hot or cold, treated by using?
opposite type of food to create balance
who is the family health expert?
what are their religious beliefs?
- roman catholic
- they believe they have no direct control over their own fate
- originally from mexico, south and central American, Caribbean-latin heritage
- largest non European ethic group in US
implies Spanish or latin American background
- born in US and immigrated to US
- legal citizens
born in mexico and work in US legally
urban latino neighborhoods
a latino folk belief that they can lose their soul through a frightening experience
a cold illness in the stomach