Healthy Reasons Why We Love Mangoes

Published: June 1, 2021
Last updated: February 2, 2022

To eat a fresh ripe mango, is to enter a world where eating just one in a sitting might not be enough. In Jamaica, some people eat the skin of the mango, especially if freshly picked from a tree.

Many can enjoy fresh mangoes as a tasty treat or prepare them in various dishes. To determine a ripe mango, gently press it with your finger. If it leaves a dent, it is ripe and ready to eat.

Here are some ways you can include mangoes in your meals:

● Try RicherEarth Vegan Eats’ Mango-Herb Dressing. This dressing delights in fresh herbs such as basil, thyme and parsley, a healthy mix of rich flavours, and sweet mango vibes. Toss with leafy greens and other fruits for a sweet and herbaceous food experience. (update, this item is not currently shipping)
● Make a sweet and savoury Rainbow Fruit Salad by tossing together ingredients such as mango, pineapple, strawberry, kiwi with diced red onions, chili, and mint. Tap here to get this recipe.
● Make it an instant holiday feeling with a tropical smoothie. Blend together 3 large ripe mangoes, 2 frozen bananas, the juice of 1 orange and turmeric. Tap here to get this recipe in full.
● Add a slice of frozen mango to your favorite teas or beverages.
● Need a quick dessert? Create a simple parfait with coconut yogurt, granola, slices of ripe mango and another fruit of your choice.

Some of the health benefits of mangoes

Mangoes are considered to be a “super fruit” because of their nutritional factors. Let’s take a look at what eating mangoes can do for your health.

1. Mangoes help to boost your immune system.
The mango fruit is a low-calorie fruit that is rich in fiber and has a great source of vitamins A and C. Moreover, it contains iron, calcium, B6, vitamin E, and zinc.

2. Want healthier skin? Eat a mango.
Mangoes are high in Vitamin C, which supports collagen production, leaving you with healthier skin. It can prevent premature aging and fight against sun damage. Adding mango to your face routine keeps your skin hydrated and can fight against acne, pimples, blemishes, and scars.

3. Mangoes help promote your digestive health.
As previously mentioned, mangoes are rich in fiber, and the enzymes help break down protein content in your body. Researchers found the superfruit to be more effective in relieving constipation and bloating, and it aids great digestion to prevent stomach diseases.

4. You will feel fuller and consume fewer calories.
If you’re craving a sweet snack, have a slice of mango. Mangoes have natural sugars that will defeat your sugary desires for candies and sweets. Adding one cup to your diet is equivalent to about 100 calories. Furthermore, they contain about 80% of water which helps you feel fuller, faster.

1. Dipanwita. (2017, April 7). Love Mangoes? We Give You 7 Reasons To Love Them More. SheThePeople TV.
2. Brooking, K. (2016, June 2). 6 Reasons to Love Mangoes. WebMD.

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