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Mango Diet: A mango a day can go a long way.

Updated: Feb 24, 2021

Mango is a highly versatile fruit that contributes essential nutrients and exquisite taste to a variety of meals and snacks. Did you know that mango finds its uses in both sweet and savory dishes? The ripeness level of mango determines its sweetness, and for a tarter taste, mango can also be eaten unripe.

Mangos contain over 20 different minerals and vitamins, helping to make them a superfood that you can add to your healthy meal plans (and shopping list).

Vitamin C: Mango is an excellent source of vitamin C that plays a major role in the work of the immune system. One serving (3⁄4 cup or 124g) of mango offers 50% of your daily dose of Vitamin C. It is also strong in providing Vitamin A, and B6

Strong Heart: A strong supply of folate from a single serving of mango, makes the body generate red blood cells which DNA, and encourages proper cardiovascular function. A serving of mango offers 15% of the daily requirements of folate.

Fiber and Weight Loss Management: One mango serving also offers 2 g of fiber, which slows down the bloodstream absorption of sugar and helps you feel full quicker and can therefore help improve weight loss. 7 per cent of your daily fiber needs are provided by a serving of mango.

Some of the dishes that you can incorporate into your plans for eating right are below:

Ginger Mango Smoothie

Ginger brings the zing and spinach adds the green to this tasty mango smoothie, that's ideal for a quick and nutritious snack.

Mango Avocado Toast

  • 1 slice of bread, toasted

  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado

  • 4–6 slices of mango

  • pinch of red pepper flakes and sea salt

  • splash of lime juice

You can make your own variation of this mango toast and play with your taste buds.

Mango, Veggie and Bean Burrito:

For a nutrient-packed lunch or dinner, mango, black beans and caramelized vegetables wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla make this flavorful burrito perfect. An excellent source of vitamins C and A, which play an important role in promoting good immune function, is a brilliant benefit of this meal.

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