There is no doubt that the nation is trying to be a little more healthy these days. Although we still have a very long way to go before we are all at a comfortable weight and not obese, every little step helps. One of the main sources of weight gain in the United States is certainly fast food, but there are a variety of other foods that contribute to the epidemic. Between cheese dips and tortilla chips, pasta and burgers, there is no denying unhealthy foods typically taste better than their healthy alternatives.
Fusion restaurants all over the nation are trying to find a happy medium and it has been made easy for them due to the kind of food they serve: Latin and American food. This means they will have salsa and guacamole as appetizers instead of fried cheese or wings. These foods are certainly all delicious, but anything fried is not healthy for you.
When it comes to trying to eat healthier, it is more of a mindset than a strict protocol to follow. Some people take it to the extreme when they are consciously trying to change their bodies for the better while other people just do the best they can without making themselves miserable. Replacing an order of wings with some tortilla chips and guacamole at your local fusion restaurant is certainly a step in the right direction. Tortilla chips are even boasting record breaking sales compared to their potato chip counterparts.
So where did the tortilla chip come from? Naturally, they originated in Latin America. Flour tortillas are used for a number of things and when they had leftover scraps from the tortillas themselves, the chip was born! In the early 1900s, tortilla chips were already being manufactured and sold in California and people were enjoying them greatly. Frito-Lays got wind of the new idea and decided to manufacture their very own version and the Dorito was born! Before we knew it, Latin fusion restaurants were serving their versions of tortilla chips and the rest is history.
Latin fusion restaurants may seem limited in the kinds of food they can serve, but it is quite the opposite. They get the best of both worlds and can also offer a healthy alternative to fried foods that Americans loves so very much. When you combine American and Latin foods, fusion is born and it is sweeping the nation for sure!
Lizz Taylor is a freelance writer who specializes in fusion, guacamole and alcohol. http://www.osorioslatinfusion.com