Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mango Avocado Salad

1 large mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 cup peeled and diced jicama
2 tablespoons chopped, toasted almonds
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
   Toss the mango, avocado, jicama, almonds, and cranberries together in a medium bowl. Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the fruit, toss gently to combine and serve immediately.

   Originally from Asia, mangoes were brought to South America in the fifteenth century. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the mango regenerates the bodys fluids, stops coughs and strengthens digestion. Indeed, they are especially rich in digestive enzymes and help detoxify the body. Mangoes also help strengthen the metabolisms function, which encourages weight loss and benefits cardiovascular health, helping to prevent high cholesterol, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Mangoes have been found to have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, hormone-regulating vitamin E, blood-building iron and bone-strengthening minerals.

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