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Nutrition - Mango

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    April 6, 2014 4:15:20 PM PDT

    What Are the Benefits of Eating Mango?

    Mangos are renowned for their sweet flavor and distinctive taste. These vitamin-packed fruits are very healthy too! The nutrients in mango lower your risk of cancer, improve eyesight, and maintain the alkaline balance of your body. A 200 grams serving provides three times the recommended daily intake of vitamins A and C. Also known as "the fruit of India," mango is rich in nutrients and can be used in a variety of ways.

    Mango Nutritional Value

    This versatile fruit is rich in fiber, beta-carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and lycopene. The antioxidant compounds in mango fight against breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Mangoes are a great source of gallic acid, fisetin, astragalin, quercetin, and isoquercitrin, which have strong antioxidant properties.

    100 grams of mango provide around 60 calories, 15 grams of carbs, 1.6 grams of dietary fiber, 0.82 grams of protein, and 0.38 grams of fat. This exotic fruit contains high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, retinol, folate, niacin vitamin K, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. These vitamins and minerals keep your cholesterol levels in check, enhance protein absorption, and improve insulin sensitivity.

    Health Benefits

    Mango is healthy and delicious. Before you grab a cookie, consider eating this fruit instead. It contains many vitamins and bioactive compounds that aid in reducing body fat and preventing cancer. Mangoes are rich in fiber, which lowers bad cholesterol, supports digestive function, and regulates blood sugar levels.

    This fruit can be used for preparing various sauces and exotic dishes. It also makes a great snack due to its low calorie content. You can add mango to smoothies or fruit salads, eat it raw, apply it on your hair and skin, or use it to balance out salty and spicy dishes. Mango helps in treating hair loss, dandruff, acne, and skin conditions.
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    June 10, 2015 8:40:58 AM PDT

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