- Mangoes can help you keep digestive issues at bay
- Vitamin C in mangoes can help you boost immunity
- Mangoes can also help improve digestives issues
The summer season is also known as the mango season. Mango is a delicious and juicy fruit that you cannot afford to miss this summer. Not just the pleasant taste, it can also provide you with plenty of health benefits. This summer fruit is well packed with nutrients that can boost your health in more ways than one. Being high in fibre and low in calories, mangoes are perfect for your weight loss diet too. Other than vitamin C, you can also receive essential nutrients like folate, protein, vitamin B6, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and much more by adding mangoes to your diet. Nutritionist and fitness expert Munmun Ganeriwal took to Instagram to share some impressive reasons why you should not miss this fruit.
Mango health benefits: Know them all
1. Helpful for diabetics and weight watchers
Mango has a low GI score therefore it is safe for diabetics to consume mangoes. “Mango is not only safe for diabetics but highly recommended as it delivers sustained energy without spiking the blood sugar levels,” Ganeriwal says.
Mango is also weight loss friendly as it is fat-free, cholesterol-free and does not make you fat even if you eat it every day. It is also loaded with soluble fibre which can keep you satisfied for longer and keep hunger pangs at bay.
2. Beneficial in PCOD
According to Ganeriwal, mangoes are rich in vitamin B6. It can help you regulate hormones and reduce PMS.
3. Improves blood pressure and thyroid conditions
Mangoes are rich in nutrients like potassium, magnesium and vitamin C that can help you improve blood pressure. Magnesium in mango is also beneficial for those suffering from thyroid-related issues.
4. Aids in digestion
Mangoes are loaded with dietary fibre and water content that can help keep your digestion healthy. Fibre can ensure healthy bowel movements and prevent constipation. This juicy fruit also contains digestive enzymes.
5. Helps fight skin problems
Vitamin A in mango makes it your skin’s best friend. It helps fight acne and provides anti-ageing properties. Vitamin C also promotes collagen production that improves hair and skin health.
How and when to eat mangoes?
“Soak mangoes in water for 30 mins before eating and enjoy between 11 am-5 pm,” says Ganeriwal.
This mango season do not miss the king of fruits and the many benefits it can offer.
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