Here’s my favorite, easy raw recipe: Pico de Gallo.
This healthy salsa is high in fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C, and is rich in naturally occurring enzymes and antioxidants needed by your body. Quercetin (anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant) is abundant in this raw salsa, as well as fat burning capsaicin in the jalapeño pepper.
- 4 cups chopped tomato
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves diced garlic
- 1 jalapeño, chopped (stem removed)
- 1 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- Serve alongside thinly sliced jicama (which will increase vitamin C content) or spindle onto salads, egg dishes or consume plain.
Not only do I enjoy this recipe because it tastes so fresh and delicious, but I love seeking new ways to incorporate raw food into my eating plan. The cilantro has been shown to help control blood sugar in diabetic animals, and the garlic has been shown to help lower inflammation (and blood sugar) in many studies.
This is The Healthy Advocate.