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Super Fresh Mex Salad

Colourful and flavourful salad, filled with black beans, corn, avocado, and fusilli pasta, with a fresh habanero, coriander & lime dressing.

Allergens: wheat

Nutrition: 421kcals, 9g fat, 57.9g carbs, 23.3g protein

Avocado

  • Avocados offer an abundance of fibre, potassium (more than a banana!), and vitamins B6 and C. They’re also rich in folate, which can boost your mood.

  • Although avocados are high in fat, the type of fat is mostly a mixture of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

  • Polyunsaturated fats are essential. This means they’re necessary for your body to function, but it can’t make them itself. Your body uses these fats to build cell membranes and the covering of nerves. And they’re also needed for blood clotting and muscle movement.

  • Monounsaturated fats are similar to the fats found in olive oil. Some studies have linked them to reduced inflammation, lower risk of heart disease, and anti-cancer effects.

Black Beans

  • Black beans are versatile, cholesterol free, high in fibre, rich in protein & low in fat.

  • Black beans are rich in a certain mineral you may not be familiar with but should be…​Molybdenum. This mineral’s actions are mainly in the production of enzymes, proteins that trigger chemical reactions in the body. These enzymes are involved in uric acid formation, transportation of iron, carbohydrate metabolism and sulphite detoxification. This essential mineral is a trace element mainly found in the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, bones and skin, but it exists in all body tissues. 

Red Onion

  • The onion offers so many benefits for the prevention and treatment of disease that they are often considered a medicinal food. Consuming raw onions is the most beneficial, offering superior benefits in protective compounds, immunity support and overall health.

  • Eating red onions in their natural raw state could keep your body healthy on a daily basis and prevent chronic disease in the long term. Because red onions are absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals, including folate, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamins C, K and B6.

  • Red onions contain antioxidants, flavonoids. Antioxidants are important because they are fighting the free radicals (toxic organic waste).