Cinco de Mayo is an important day in Mexico's history , celebrated with food and family . The earliest Mexican agricultural were beans , chili pepers , with maize/corn arriving some 2,000 years later . Their diet expanded to include avocados , coconuts , papayas , pineapples , prickly pears , tomatoes , manioc , sweet potatoes , peanuts , amaranth , chia seeds and more varieties of beans .
May is Stroke Awareness Month .
This time of month is a great time to focus on healthy lifestyle changes .
Here are a few tips :
1 . Maintain a healthy weight by engaging in regular physical activity and eating a balanced diet .
2 . Reduce your intake of salt . If you regularly eat out or purchase convenience foods you may be getting to much salt.
3 . Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables . Fresh fruits and vegetables are high in potassium , something that can help lower your blood pressure and risk of stroke .
4 . Limit your intake of trans-fats and added sugars . Limit your intake of alcohol and abstain from tobacco use .