I don't know about you, but I love salsa and I put it on almost everything. I like to make my own homemade salsa since it's so easy and more delicious than most of the salsas in a jar. Actually, we haven't bought salsa in a jar in a very long time. Salsa is so easy to make and it will last in the fridge over a week, if not longer, so I just need to make it every other week. Sometimes we alternate making homemade salsa, green salsa, and pico de gallo. You can also make guacamole by either mixing in homemade salsa or pico to the avocados.
But salsa is not only delicious, it has so many health benefits as well. Do you know what's in your salsa?
Salsa is loaded with vitamins and minerals. The vitamin c and antioxidants will protect your cells and keep them healthy, promotes healthy aging and helps prevent heart disease.
Salsa can boost your metabolism and help you lose weight. Who doesn't want that, right? The capsaicin in the jalapenos increases your metabolism, so the more jalapenos, the better!
Salsa is packed with fiber. Not only is this fiber beneficial to your digestion, it also regulates your sugar levels and decreases your cholesterol levels.
If you add lemon juice (which I do) to your salsa, not only does it help preserve it, it can also help protect you against kidney stones. Also, remember that lemon is also a source of vitamin c.
The onion and garlic in the salsa are heart healthy, they lower your cholesterol and reduce inflammation. These can help reduce blood pressure, reducing your risk for blood clots and heart attacks.
One thing to be aware of is salt. Be careful with the amount of salt you add to your salsa if you don't want to undo some of the health benefits.
In conclusion, salsa is a healthy choice for adding to your diet. You can season your food without adding sugar, fat, or extra salt and make it taste delicious. It's full of fruits and vegetables that are flavorful, fat free, and they keep you hydrated. You can top all your foods with salsa without adding calories. I add salsa to my eggs, tacos, chicken, fish, pork, salads, soups, and many of my favorite dishes. Do you like salsa and what do you add it to?
I am sharing my recipes for making salsa. Feel free to save them for later.