Introduction: Fresh Mexican Salsa

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Salsa is very high in nutrition. Primarily tomatoes, rich in high levels of Vitamin C, significant amounts of Vitamin A, B vitamins including niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, chromium, foliate and fiber.  very low in fat and extremely tasty. Even crispy tortilla chips can be low fat and low calorie when baked instead of fried. They can still be very flavorful when dipped in the right sauce and corn is a great source of thiamin, foliate and other valuable nutrients. Chiles have a prominent role in Mexican cuisine and there is much more to them than just being hot or spicy to the palate. They contain phytochemicals that supply anti-oxidants and are high in vitamin C, B6 and other trace minerals. Chilies' are low fat and almost zero calories.

Chilies naturally raise metabolic rate. Its active ingredient, capsaicin, generates heat and also increase heart rate when consumed, both of which help to burn calories. Capsaicin has had scientific studies done on it and apparently, capsaicin suppresses appetite.

As for onions, the World Health Organization (WHO) supports the use of onions for the treatment of poor appetite, the prevention of atherosclerosis, the treatments of coughs, colds, asthma and bronchitis.

Limes or lemons have high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, folic acid and flavonoids.

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