How You Can Stay Young By Eating More Mangoes!
When I think of time spent in the tropics, I can’t help but remember a trip to a local farmer’s market for loads of fresh, gorgeous, tropical fruit. Mangoes happen to be a personal favorite, and it’s easy to understand why. Typically oval-shaped, with skin color varying from green to red to yellow, Mango is an exotic, bright yellowy-orange fruit with a divine flavor and aroma that is hard to beat. It also happens to contain a host of health promoting qualities, which only adds further appeal to this golden charmer.
A Fountain of Youth
Mango fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids including beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. Together, these compounds are known to have antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals. Beta-carotene and Vitamin A also offer support to your vision, and are required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Healthy skin keeps you looking young and vibrant, and consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes is a great way to ensure you are getting your daily recommended allowance of these essential nutrients.
Mango for Breakfast
Have a flight to catch? Try starting off your morning with a fragrant mango/banana/orange juice smoothie. Fresh mango is a good source of potassium, as are bananas. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure, and keeps your body in balance at 40,000 feet.
Mangoes are also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E, which help the body develop resistance against infectious agents…particularly when you are breathing in recycled air on a plane, train, or in an automobile.
Mangoes also offer moderate amounts of copper; required for the production of red blood cells, another necessary function that also helps combat the stresses of high altitude. So whether at the summit of your favorite mountain, or just cruising along on terra firma, mangoes are a vibrant and tasty source of many crucial vitamins and minerals to keep you going strong.
A Worthy Dessert
With the colder seasons upon us, I find myself dusting off meatloaf recipes and yearning for baked potatoes and stew. This time of year, most people find themselves consuming heavier foods that can lead to the dreaded bulge around the mid-section. Here’s an idea: Instead of wrapping up a hearty meal with another rich dessert loaded with sugar and empty calories, try slicing up some fresh, organic mango as a lighter, healthful, delicious alternative.
Though mangoes do contain sugar that contribute around 100 calories per serving, at least this sweet treat benefits your overall health, and also happens to contain a decent amount of dietary fiber, which will help you feel full, and will keep things moving so to speak.
Try these delicious recipes with your next order of mangoes –
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