1 cup of sliced mangoes has 3 grams of fiber, 25% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A and 76% Vitamin C. They also have high levels of anti-oxidants, minerals, and enzymes that can help aid in digestion and cancer prevention.
Here's some other facts:
- gallic acid in mangoes helps to disinfect the body
- anti-inflammatory properties and are helpful with asthma symptoms
- the anti-oxidants help to make this an anti-cancer fruit
- there are studies that show mangoes can help brighten your skin and improve your complexion
- boost your immune system
I eat mangoes as a quick snack with some nuts, or I add them to my salads (for the recipe click here), yogurt, whole grain pancakes, smoothies, mix them into salsas, puree them to serve with fish/chicken, make marinades with them...the possibilities are endless. If you have a delicious mango recipe please share it. :)
PLF Daily Tip: Eat whole fruit and vegetables that are in season and organic, and try adding a few mangoes into your diet this week.