Eat More Salsa For Your Health (and for fun!)

What, you ask, can fight salmonella as good, if not better than antibiotics?  Well, funny you should ask.  Throw your chips and dip away and consume as much salsa as possible.  Just kidding – please don’t take me literally.

Here’s the scoop, however.  Cilantro, which is one of the key ingredients in salsa, research has shown that it contains dodecenal.  In fact, research is showing that the cilantro seeds are quite medicinal and, in fact, have been used for ages for medicinal purposes.

“Researchers were surprised to learn that dodecenal is the only natural antibacterial agent thus far known to be more effective than gentamicin, a powerful antibiotic medication that used to be prescribed by doctors to combat salmonella.”

In addition to cilantro, if you make your own fresh salsa, that salsa is just a bucket load of health.  Salsa usually contains tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime, and green chilies.  All of these key ingredients are delightfully healthy. If you’ve never made your own salsa try making a few batches with a variety based on these staple ingredients and find the one that suits you. Black beans can make an excellent addition to help tone down the heat as well as adding some protein.

So, even if you don’t need to cure salmonella and you might just be looking for a great snack, salsa is a great choice because of its taste and healthy properties.  Experiment with your salsa recipes and when you come up with one that you think is perfect, go ahead and throw a salsa fiesta!

Have a fantastic day!

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One thought on “Eat More Salsa For Your Health (and for fun!)

  1. Another great benefit of Cilantro is that it is nature’s great chelator of heavy metals, particularly mercury. In my office we instruct our patients to do the following:
    Process one cup packed FRESH cilantro and some parsley and six tablespoons of olive oil in a blender until the cilantro is chopped. Add one clove fresh garlic, 1/2 cup of almonds, cashews, or other nuts, and two tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Blend all ingredients until a lumpy paste consistancy is acheived (add a little hot water if necessary).
    Eat a couple of teaspoons per day for three weeks to clean out heavy metals. Repeat two to three times per year. You can freeze, so you can make several batches at once.
    Of course, the best way to determine if heavy metals and other toxins are abundant in your body is to have them tested by a Urinary 8 Hour Challenge and to determine their effects on your tissues and organs is to do a Porphyrin Challenge Test which are two excellent functional medicine evaluations. Environmental toxins are so ubiquitous that they may be the root cause as to many vague symptoms as fatigue, muscle and joint aches, brain fog, unresponsive weight loss attempts, hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalances, infertility, diabetes, skin rashes, headaches, high blood pressure and neurological symptoms of weakness, numbness and tingling of the arms and legs and difficulty with concentration!
    Dr. Michael L. Smith

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