Mango Coconut Cooking Sauce

Some of the excellent ingredients found in our Gourmet Mango Coconut Sauce

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Mangoes

 

Mango with leaf and slices

  1. Lowers Cholesterol: The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff).
  2. Eye Health:  One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
  3. Alkalizes the Whole Body:  The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
  4. Improves Digestion:  Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking down protein. There are several fruits, including mangoes, which have this healthful quality. The fiber in mangoes also helps digestion and elimination.
  5. Boosts Immune system  The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangoes, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.

 

Read More at:  http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-health-benefits-of-mangos.html

 

 

Apples

Red apple with leaf on a white background.

  1. Get whiter, healthier teeth  An apple won’t replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.
  2. Protect against Parkinson’s  Research has shown that people who eat fruits and other high-fiber foods gain a certain amount of protection against Parkinson’s, a disease characterized by a breakdown of the brain’s dopamine-producing nerve cells. Scientists have linked this to the free radical-fighting power of the antioxidants contained therein.
  3. Reduce cholesterol The soluble fiber found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.
  4. Get a healthier heart  An extensive body of research has linked high soluble fiber intake with a slower buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in your arteries. The phenolic compound found in apple skins also prevents the cholesterol that gets into your system from solidifying on your artery walls. When plaque builds inside your arteries, it reduces blood flow to your heart, leading to coronary artery disease.
  5. Detoxify your liver We’re constantly consuming toxins, whether it is from drinks or food, and your liver is responsible for clearing these toxins out of your body. Many doctors are skeptical of fad detox diets, saying they have the potential to do more harm than good. Luckily, one of the best—and easiest—things you can eat to help detoxify your liver is fruits—like apples.

 

Read More at:  http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/nutrition/15-health-benefits-of-eating-apples

 

 

Coconuts

Coconut with leaf on white background

  1. They are antiviral, anti fungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, meaning they kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
  2. Nutritious source of fiber,vitamins, minerals, and amino acids
  3. Antioxidant properties slow down the aging process by protecting the body from harmful free radicals
  4. Supports the development of strong, healthy bones and teeth.
  5. Known to treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

 

Read more at:  http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-numerous-health-benefits-of-coconuts-2.html

 

Carrots

Sweet carrots with leafs on white

  1. Improved Vision Western culture’s  understanding of carrots being “good for the eyes” is one of the few we got right. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision.
  2. Anti-Aging  The high level of beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism.  It help slows down the aging of cells.
  3. A Powerful Antiseptic  Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts – shredded raw or boiled and mashed.
  4. Prevent Heart Disease Studies show that diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.  Carrots have not only beta-carotene but also alpha-carotene and lutein.
  5. Cleanse the Body  Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

 

Read more at:  http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-benefits-of-carrots.html