Mango “The Jumbo Nourishment”

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Mango season is here. Yippppiiiieeee!!! Oh man!!!! I missed you.

This is the reaction of many of us as the mangoes start coming to the market. But, there are many who feel “I wish I could have mangoes. I love them but can’t have as they are fattening.” Mango has got bad name due to its “natural” sugar content.  Well here is good news for those who avoid this delicious, tropical fruit. It is true that 1 whole mango contains about 30 grams of “natural” sugar but it does not have a high glycemic load, weighing at about 8 (below 10 is low, above 20 is high).

Mango is given the name “king of Fruits”. Well deserved, after all its yummylicious.

Mangoes originated in Southeast Asia and have been around for more than 4000 years.  Now let’s look at MANGO nutritionally.

Mango is a “fully loaded” fruit. It contains high percentage of water so more fruit for merely 135 calories in an average sized MANGO.  Mango is also rich in Vitamin A, beta-carotene and potassium. It also contains some amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and a few other nutrients.  One mango contains more than 3 ½ g of fiber.

So what are you waiting for???? Go grab the best mangoes and eat one every morning on an empty stomach for reaping the complete benefits.
CAUTION: Diabetics and people with blood sugar concerns should monitor their intake of fruits.

Reference:

1.  Bowden, J, Ph.D., C.N.S, (2007). The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,Beverly,M.A.: Fair Winds Press.

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