Benefit of Mango

Mangos aren’t just exceptionally tasty, they are also have incredible healing properties. They help to alkalinize the whole body by helping to flush out toxic acids and rebuild the alkali reserves in the body. They’re also packed with enzymes and are a prebiotic food, meaning they contain compounds that stimulate and feed the good bacteria in the intestines which greatly aids in digestion and assimilation.

Mangoes are an amazing source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex as well as health promoting flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. They’re also a powerful anti-cancer food and are specifically known to help prevent lung, breast, colon, prostate, blood, and oral cancers. They are also highly beneficial in the prevention of strokes, heart disease, arthritis, cognitive disorders, respiratory diseases, and kidney disease.

Mangoes contain a significant amount of pyridoxine (B-6) which is vital for the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine in the brain and is essential in maintaining hormonal balance and proper immune function. Mangoes also help prevent insomnia and provide for better sleep. In some countries mangos are eaten right before bed as a natural sleep aid.

Enjoy this recipe anytime of day. It’s wonderful eaten on its own, or served with guacamole, hummus, vegetable crudités or a healthy cracker you enjoy. Or scoop into lettuce or cabbage leaves taco-style, or over a salad.

Sweet & Spicy Mango Salsa
• 2C mango, diced
• 2C tomatoes, diced
• 1C avocado, diced
• 2 tbsp orange juice
• 1 lime, juiced
• 1/4C cilantro leaves, minced
• 1 tbsp jalapeno, minced
• 1 tsp cumin
• optional dash of cayenne
• optional sea salt and pepper

1. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and mix together until well combined.
2. Enjoy with raw vegetables or Sami’s brand millet-flax crackers, or scooped into lettuce leaves.

Serves 1-2

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