Mexican food diet best for health, weight loss, author says

CHICAGO -- Maru Davila, author of "The Mexican Food Diet," explains in her new book why Mexican food is best for getting healthy and losing weight.

Davila stopped by ABC7's sister station WLS-TV's studio on Thursday. She said seven out of 10 people are overweight, and many are also suffering from health issues related to excess weight.

The best possible thing to help with these problems is to eat Mexican food, Davila said.

Davila gained 60 pounds and neglected her health, struggling with her weight for 30 years. She found the solution in the food she ate while growing up in Mexico.

Mexican food is commonly perceived as delicious but also unhealthy and leading to weight gain. Davila said Mexican food has elements that are great for health and weight loss. For more information on Davila's book, visit

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