Your Summertime Savior – Mangoes

by on August 10th, 2010 at 7:00 am

Mangoes are cool, refreshing, and extremely beneficial to the body! Recent research has shown that mangoes are packed full of phenols, which have antioxidant and even anti-cancer properties. Mangoes can be found in the produce section of your local market, and are abundant in the summer months. The good news is that mangoes are part of the “Clean 15”, the 15 fruits and veggies that you don’t have to buy organic because their thick skin won’t suck in pesticides.

Did you have too much rich food last night? A mango can combat acidity and poor digestion. You can eat a mango for your dessert after a highly acidic supper to ensure proper digestion. If you wake up in the morning with a stomach ache, try eating a fresh mango with some ginger tea. What a better way to start your morning breakfast than with a ripe mango!

Not only do mangoes contain phenolic compounds, but they are also high in iron and contain vitamin C, which is imperative for pregnant women and people with anemia. The vitamin C is beneficial because it enhances the absorption of iron from foods. Also, menopausal women can benefit too; during menopause a woman no longer menstruates and a need for an iron supplement may come into play. Since mangoes are rich in iron, eating them on a regular basis is extremely helpful.

Enhancing your sex life has never been easier! Mangoes contain vitamin E, which helps to regulate sex hormones and boost your sex drive! But that’s not all vitamin E helps with; vitamin E also helps to protect against heart disease. Vitamin E has been known to lower the risk of coronary disease drastically, as seen in the latest statistics. Luckily, with the vitamin E that mangoes hold, they are also great for the skin. When you put fresh mango on your face you can help your complexion by unclogging pores, while promoting smooth skin.

Worried about your bikini body? Don’t be. Mangoes are high in fiber and low in carbs! So go to the store and pick out a couple fresh mangoes from the produce aisle and eat away!
Note: Pregnant women should ask their doctor before consuming any food or drink they are not accustomed to.

One Response to “Your Summertime Savior – Mangoes”

  1. Pam

    Jun 8th, 2011

    Mangoes are awesome for the stomach, you are so correct! I eat one in the AM and one in the PM, right before sleep. I suffered from acid reflux horribly and mangoes are my prevention! Plus, so sweet and yummy! I use the last bits and rub them on my skin. ❤

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