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Menu Items To Avoid Like The Plague At Mexican Restaurants

From food and drinks that could make you sick, to dishes that you’re definitely going to be disappointed in every single time, here are all the things you should never order from a Mexican restaurant, even if they do sound completely delicious.

Apart from some rather antisocial after-effects, beans are often seen as a kind of superfood. They are credited with the power to prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol, manage diabetes, and fight cancer. But, they also have their darker side. Beans are a possible trigger for migraines, and they may also interfere with calcium absorption as well as inducing the gassiness they’re famous for.

Where things get really unpleasant, however, is when beans go so far as to cause foodborne illness. A Chipotle restaurant in Powell, Ohio had to close down in 2018 after customers became ill with nausea, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. Investigation found that the outbreak was caused by a type of bacteria often present in dried or pre-cooked foods that have been prepared in quantity and kept warm before serving. At that particular Chipotle, it was found that both the pinto and black beans hadn’t been kept quite warm enough, which could potentially have caused the mass food poisoning.

So a chimichanga starts out with your basic, average burrito, which can weigh in at well over 1,000 calories. But then you take this burrito and you deep fry it, which can increase the calorie count as much 100 percent. And you don’t stop there, oh no, you go ahead and drown the poor thing in melted cheese or other creamy sauces. Give this one a miss… or, consider just how good is your health insurance coverage?

By the way, we cannot blame Mexico for this caloric abomination. They sure didn’t condone giving a poor burrito this all-American state fair treatment, i.e. dunking it in hot oil. The first fried burritos, it seems, were made in Tucson, Arizona.

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