Remember when tortillas were your Tuesday night go-to, and kale chips were the crunchy snack of hippies? Yeah, those days are about as retro as a Tamagotchi. A new study by UNAM eggheads reveals that Mexico's food scene has done a Thelma and Louise off a cliff, ditching its vibrant, veggie-packed heritage for a greasy, globalized grub-fest.
Turns out, only a measly 6% of Mexicans still chow down on the traditional corn-and-bean combo that fueled generations. The rest? They're slurping down slabs of meat like nobody's business, pushing their bodies towards diabetes, hypertension, and plenty of chronic diseases. And as if that wasn't enough, Mother Nature is doing the salsa with a frown thanks to the skyrocketing environmental impact of all this meat-a-thon.