I got a massage the other day. It was wonderful. But, when you get a really good massage it draws out all that nasty stuff and you don't feel so great after. We have been on an anti-inflammatory diet for a while and that helped a bit with pain from my fibromyalgia. I wanted to create a meal full of inflammation reducing goodness. I love when my ideas work on the first try. Sometimes my recipes take a few failed attempts before they work right. This recipe is quick, easy healthy and tasty.
The first inflammation fighter in this recipe is the mango. Mango contains several things that help to reduce inflammation. They are full of antioxidants like vitamin C, carotenoids like beta-carotene, phenolic compounds like gallic acid and mangiferin.
Our next star is the ginger. This super spice helps keep your gut healthy, stabilize blood sugar, and helps fight inflammation. It also adds a nice flavor to the mango.
Last but not least turmeric. You may know this spice from Indian dishes like curry. It is good in so many other dishes too. I love experimenting with it. Turmeric is so magical. It not only helps with inflammation but also with pain. It has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for hundreds of years. It is also a beautiful color. When added to this dish it makes the orange color of the mango more vibrant.
Before you look at the list of ingredients and think "wait, Sugar is inflammatory"... Yes, in large quantities it can be. For us we rarely eat it. When we do though we don't worry much about it because it's tasty and worth it once in a while. If you don't want to use sugar you can substitute granulated xylitol 1:1.
Go ahead and try this recipe to mix up your everyday boring chicken, fish, or pork. I promise your family will be asking to add it to the weekly line up.
* Nutrition facts are based on using pure cane sugar. If you want less sugars use the xylitol for only 10 g of sugar from the mangos which are mainly sucrose and fructose.
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Enjoy! Let us know how you like it in the comments below.