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FitTeen Food School: Mango

GUESS WHAT. There is yet another fruit that I haven’t tried! First avocados, now whole mango. For some reason, I’ve had it in smoothies but I can’t recall when I have ever eaten it raw. Strange, huh?

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Similar to papayas, mango contains specific enzymes that have been used to soothe the stomach.

Mango is high in FIBER, which is needed for a healthy digestive system. It contains healthy amounts of Vitamin B6, (vital for maintaining and improving brain function.) vitamin A and vitamin C, (which helps to produce collagen proteins inside the body. Collagen helps to protect blood vessels and maintain healthy hair, skin and nails!)

They are one of the best sources of quercetin, beta-carotene and astragalin. These are antioxidants have the power to neutralize free radicals throughout the body.

This fruit is a good remedy for high blood pressure because of rich quantities of potassium and magnesium.

You do need to be hasty as mango contains starch and 86 calories for 150 g, which can be absorbed easily by the body. The starch transforms into sugar and can cause weight gain if it isn’t eaten in considerate moderation.

Many facial products contain mango for it’s soothing and healing properties. This is because it helps to unclog pores, limiting acne formation and brighten up your face by enhancing color tones. (thanks to vitamins A & C!)

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This tropical fruit has an array of nutritional benefits! I definitely need to go and try some now!

Love, FitTeen Maddy

 

 

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