From improving digestion to fighting acne:
Time to indulge in mangoes this summer for good health; a nutritionist shares whymay be blamed for bringing along many seasonal issues, but the season is also loved for its fruits — one of which is mango!
Sweet and pulpy, mangoes can be enjoyed in numerous ways — as a chutney, jam, shake, smoothie, pickes and so much more. Recently, nutritionist shared why we all must indulge in the goodness of the summer fruit owing to its numerous health benefits.
It is fat-free, cholesterol-free and does not make you fat even if you eat it every day. The soluble fibre, pectin along with vitamins and minerals in it helps to keep you satiated and full for a longer time. Rich in vitamin B6, a mango a day will help regulate hormones and reduce PMS or premenstrual syndrome.
Abundant in vitamin E, mango is called the ‘love fruit’ as it regulates sex hormones and boosts sex drive. Digestion and skin problems The prebiotic fibre it contains eases bowel movement and keeps the digestive tract clean. Vitamin A in mango makes it the skin’s best friend.
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“Loaded with compounds called polyphenols which are strong antioxidants, it protects against heart disease and cancer,” she mentioned. How to have? Soak mangoes in water for 30 minutes before eating Best time to eat: 11am-5pm