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Fresh Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa is one of the most versatile recipes to add flavor and nutrients to any meal. Try it as a dip; a topping for salads, steamed or baked vegetables, potato nachos, or pasta; or in lettuce wraps, collard wraps, nori rolls, potato tortillas, sweet potato tortillas, or any other meal you enjoy! You may want to make this Tomato Salsa in larger quantities so you can enjoy it with your meals many days in a row.

Tomatoes: Harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver. Lycopene is a beloved nutrient that the liver admires: the liver uses it to shield itself from cell damage, plus lycopene helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently. The fruit acids in tomatoes help keep the gallbladder healthy, helping rid sludge from the gallbladder and even reduce gallstone size. Even poorly grown tomatoes have a high mineral content. These minerals often get to the deep, inner core of the liver, helping prevent disease where it commonly starts for people. Tomatoes grow at night, under the moonlight, and the liver also responds to moonlight—when it’s a full moon, the liver tends to work harder at cleaning, filtering, and processing in the wee hours of the morning. When organic or heirloom tomatoes are in the diet, the full moon energy that they collected during their growing cycle works with the liver’s ability to cleanse. If you’re avoiding tomatoes due to trendy nightshade hatred that constantly recirculates over and over again, you’re missing out on keeping your liver healthy and preventing disease.

Onions: Very similar to garlic, onions have antimicrobial sulfur compounds that expel unfriendly pathogens from the liver. Onions have a disinfecting quality for the liver, keeping it from becoming inflamed. They also improve the temperature control or “thermostat” of the liver so it can heat and cool itself properly.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Ingredients:
4-5 medium-sized tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
3 tbsp lime juice
1 small garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 serrano chili or jalapeno, finely minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Sea salt (optional)
1/2 tsp ground cumin (optional)

Directions:
Combine all the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed.

Serves 3-4

For more on the healing properties of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.

This item posted: 01-Oct-2019

 

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