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Mango is filled with many nutrients. Mango has been highly cultivated in India and Southeast Asia for over 4,000 years. It’s not one kind; there are several kinds of mango, each with its own characteristic taste, shape, size, and colour. That's what’s special about mangoes. The best thing about mango is that it is tasty and healthy when raw and in its ripe stage. Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, which make them the king of all fruits,a super-food.
Mango is not only delicious but also has an impressive nutritional profile. Get the maximum benefit of mango this summer without missing out.
1. Nutritional value
Do you love mango? It is not the right question; we all love mango. It's delicious and nutritious, too.
One serving (3/4 cup) of fresh organic mango approximately contains; Calories: 99 Protein: 1.4 grams Carbs: 24.7 grams Fat: 0.6 grams Fiber: 2.6 grams Sugar: 22.5 grams Vitamin C: 67% of the Daily Value (DV) Copper: 20% of the DV Folate: 18% of the DV Vitamin B6: 12% of the DV Vitamin A: 10% of the DV Vitamin E: 10% of the DV Vitamin K: 6% of the DV Niacin: 7% of the DV Potassium: 6% of the DV Riboflavin: 5% of the DV Magnesium: 4% of the DV Thiamine: 4% of the DV
What more do you want to fall in love with than mango? A water-soluble vitamin aids your immune system, helps your body absorb iron, and promotes cell growth and repair. Mango is rich source of minerals like copper and folate, which are crucial nutrients for pregnant women's fetal growth and development. Note that mango is fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free.
2. Low in calories
Mango is low in calories. In fact, most fresh fruits and vegetables tend to have a low calorie density. Without fear of calories, you can get maximum benefit from fresh mangoes, but overeating of anything is never good.
3. Contains immune-boosting nutrients
Mango is a good source to boost immunity. One cup of fresh mango provides 10% of your daily vitamin A needs, 75% of your daily vitamin C needs. These vitamins help your body produce more disease-fighting white blood cells, help these cells work more effectively, and also improve your skin’s defences. It also contains copper, folate, vitamin E, and many B vitamins. You can try rubbing the pulp on your facial skin to get an instant glow and smooth skin.
4. Supports eye health
Not just your tongue, but your eyes too need mangoes. Mango is full of nutrients that help support healthy eyes. As said above, mangoes are a good source of vitamin A, which supports eye health. A lack of vitamin A may cause night blindness and dry eyes. Two key antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, found in mango, are nectar for the eyes. These nutrients are especially concentrated at the centre of the retina, which is called the macula. Inside the retina, lutein and zeaxanthin act as natural sunblocks, absorbing excess light and protecting your eyes from harmful blue light.
5. Supports heart health
Mango contains nutrients that support a healthy heart. Nutrients like magnesium and potassium help maintain a healthy blood flow to the heart and help your blood vessels relax, promoting lower blood pressure levels. Mango has a super antioxidant called mangiferin, known to be good for heart health. In addition, it's good for maintaining cholesterol, triglycerides, and free fatty acids.
Seasonal fruits must be consumed, as they have the benefit of suiting the season’s needs and also contain medicinal values needed for the particular season.