Although we don’t need another one, there just may be more reasons to indulge on your next Margarita Monday. Pico de Gallo, a salsa with an endless array of vegetables, has just a few calories and is loaded with many health benefits.
Don’t Be Afraid to Double Dip
The salsa that makes the crunch of a chip all that more delicious, is packed with antioxidants to help fight off stress and cellular mutations. Not only do the minced onions and garlic enhance the taste and flavor, they also may serve to fight chronic diseases such as Atherosclerosis, or hardening of your arteries. Acting as blood thinners, these vegetables may protect against heart disease. With their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, don’t be afraid to add in another tablespoon.
If you can take the heat, chances are, you may not always regret it. Jalapeno peppers also act as an inflammatory and consist of endorphins that may relieve pain. Tomatoes, which are high in vitamin C, vitamin E and lycopene, could help protect against prostate, urinary, intestinal, and a few stomach cancers. The benefits of cilantro can also be tacked onto the list due to its ability to help possibly fight cancer cells.
Besides the fact that Pico de Gallo may be the only low calorie Mexican food option out there, why not benefit from its many nutritional values? Forget the Queso Dip and sour cream and instead soak up what this salsa has to offer. Trust us, it is worth the additional charge for the extra round of chips and dip while you wait for your order of tacos.
– The Alternative Daily