Mango Nutrition

The ‘AAM’ Truth – What’s The Nutritional Truth About Mangoes?

Come summer and the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind is MANGO! Have it in any form and you are bound to enjoy it. While this fruit is hard to resist and there are various myths surrounding this seasonal fruits, Nutritionist Karishma Chawla breaks it down further for us.

Health Benefits of Mangoes

Mangoes are high on carotene. The fruit helps in managing Vitamin A deficiency and hence improves vitality. Ripe mango is also a source of Vitamin C. Its antioxidant properties helps prevent diseases and help the body to function optimally. It also contains antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

What’s the best time to eat mangoes?

Since mangoes are high in sugar balance is the key to consuming mangoes right. The best time to consume mango would be in the first half of the day, preferably as a mid-morning filler, when the BMR (basal metabolic rate) is high. This ensures the calories not getting stored as fat in the body.  Avoid consuming mangoes with another meal.

How to Include Mangoes in your Diet?

There are various ways you can include mangoes in your daily diet during the summer. Being a heat-inducing fruit, mangoes must be stored in a cool place. The best way to include mangoes in your diet are either in its whole fruit form or even in various recipes to enhance their nutritional value. One can also consume mangoes in the form of a salad or as a milkshake with skim milk.

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