Super Easy Mango Salsa
How fun is mango season ! This can be served chunky or almost pureed like the one in photo.
3 ripe mangos, diced.
1 red bell pepper diced small
1/2 cup peeled, diced cucumber
1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves chopped
juice of 2 fresh limes
1/3 diced red onion
1-2 tbs finely chopped hot chiles or jalapeños
salt to taste
combine mango, bell pepper, red onion, cilantro and jalapeños / chilies in a glass bowl.
mix together gently adding the lime juice.
sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
Leave salsa covered (on the counter) loosely for 15 minutes letting the flavors develop.
Serve with a side of extra chillies.
Benefits Of Mangos
Age-related macular degeneration
The antioxidant zeaxanthin, found in mangoes, filters out harmful blue light rays and is thought to play a protective role in eye health and possibly ward off damage from macular degeneration.3
A higher intake of all fruits (3 or more servings per day) has also been shown to decrease risk of and progression of age-related macular degeneration.
The risks for developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients is beta-carotene, found in mangoes, papaya, apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, pumpkin and carrots.
Diets rich in beta-carotene may also play a protective role against prostate cancer, according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition5 and has been shown to have an inverse association with the development of colon cancer in the Japanese population.4
In a study conducted by Texas AgriLife Research food scientists who tested mango polyphenol extracts in vitro on colon, breast, lung, leukemia and prostate cancers, mangoes were shown to have some impact on all cancers tested but were most effective with breast and colon cancers. The researchers are hoping to do a small clinical trial with individuals who have increased inflammation in their intestines with a higher risk for cancer for further proof for the efficacy of using mangoes in cancer prevention or treatment.7
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