MANGO: NUTRITION, HEALTH BENEFITS AND HOW TO EAT IT
By Aiswarya KB
Mango is native to India and Southeast Asia and has been cultivated for over 4000 years
There are hundreds of types of mango, each with a unique taste, shape, size and colour.
Here’s an overview of mango, its nutrition, benefits and some tips on how to enjoy it.
1: PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS
Mango is low in calories yet high in Nutrients – particularly vitamin C, which aids immunity, iron absorption and growth repair.
2: HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Mango has over a dozen different type of polyphenols including mangiferin, which is especially powerful. Polyphenols function as Antioxidants inside your body.
3: MAY BOOST IMMUNITY
Mango is a good source of folate, several B vitamins, as well as vitamins A, C, K and E – all of which help boost immunity.
4: MAY SUPPORT HEART HEALTH
Mango contains magnesium, potassium and the antioxidant mangiferin, which all support healthy heart function.
5: MAY IMPROVE DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Mango has digestive enzymes, water, dietary fiber and other compounds that aid different aspects of digestive health.
6: MAY SUPPORT EYE HEALTH
Mango contains lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin A – which support eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin may protect from the sun, while a lack of vitamin A can create vision proble
Mango contains vitamin C, which gives your its elasticity and prevents sagging and wrinkling. It also provides vitamin A, which promotes healthy hair.
8: MAY HELP LOWER YOUR RISK OF CERTAIN CANCERS
Mango polyphenols may fight oxidative stress, which is linked to colon, lung, prostate, breast and bone cancers.
9: DELICIOUS VERSATILE AND EASY TO ADD TO YOUR DIET
Mango is delicious and can be enjoyed in many ways. However, it contains more sugar than many other fruits.
Mango is rich in vitamins, mineral and Antioxidants.
Best of all it’s tasty and easy to add to your diet as part of smoothies and other dishes.