Do you love moving fast, artistic and happy? Do you like to eat a dish dipped with a natural condiment? You can enjoy dancing and eating at the same time, and these can be done simultaneously. It’s called salsa, the extremely fast form of jiving and a delicious sauce made from tomatoes.
Confusing? The word “salsa” pertains to a type of performing arts and a condiment. To make it clear, we will show you what these two are, and the natural therapies you can take advantage from them.
Salsa as a Dance
The name suggests a Spanish origin, primarily due to the influence from Latin America. Salsa is type of dance in social events that started in the mid-1970s in New York. Its dance moves originated from Mambo, Cha-Cha, and Son (a Cuban style of music). The fast movements of this performing art is thought to be influenced by hustle and swing dancing.
This is a dance that requires a pair, preferably a male and a female. It requires a fast female dancer and a good male partner that guides the speed dancing of his female partner. More so, it has the background of salsa music which originated from Cuba.
For people who love dancing, you might consider practicing this because of its health benefits. For an hour of intense movements, it can burn up to 420 calories. This is a great way to jive off your weight. It is also a wonderful way to lower your chances of having coronary heart disease, which kills many lives annually.
Due to fast movements, social interaction and unexplained happiness and fulfillment, these factors can help decrease blood pressure levels. It also allows you to sweat without noticing it, and it can release toxins out of your body.
Dancing is a physical activity disguised as a party-like engagement. Salsa promotes overall body flexibility and strengthens the lower body part like the legs and hips. Because a session in practice or at dance halls takes more than an hour, it also promotes stamina and endurance.
Dancing is a social activity; it allows you to mingle with other people as well. It releases tension and stress, and the dancing activity itself focuses you to move with your partner, concentrate on your moves and follow the music.
Salsa as a Sauce
Once you get tired of dancing, eating will surely follow. Because salsa is a Latin American dance, a perfect meal after a tiring activity is to eat dishes from the said region. Most Mexican and Tex-Mex (Texan-Mexican) dishes like tacos, fajitas, burritos, and tortilla chips add the delicious salsa sauce on it.
Salsa is Spanish for “sauce”, and it sometimes tastes hot. Made from fresh tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, olive oil, red chilli pepper and salt, it is a perfect condiment for most recipes from Mexico and Texas.
Because of the predominance of tomatoes, it is a good source of beta carotene and vitamin C which is good for dealing gum health and gum infections. Vitamins and minerals is what red chilli pepper and lime juice has, which is responsible for bringing valuable nutrients to the body.
Jalapeno and lime contains natural therapies like lutein, folate, and vitamins C and A. These contribute to keeping the skin healthy, eyesight sharp, and repairs damaged cells. Olive oil, on the other hand, helps fight heart problems.