Read on to know what are the benefits of eating mangoes and how can it help one lose weight!
We all have been advised by our parents and family doctors that consuming seasonal fruits is very important. This is because consumption of seasonal fruits has been associated with reduced risk of many lifestyle diseases. Mangoes being summer speciality are a storehouse of essential nutrients including carbs, protein, fat, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, folate, magnesium, iron and antioxidants.
Moderate GI index
Glycemic Index of a food tells how that food affects the glucose level of a person. Mango has a GI between 41-60, 51 on an average. Foods with less than 55 GI are considered low GI foods while the ones having GI more than 70 are considered foods with high GI. If taken in moderation, mangoes are safe even for diabetic people.
Mangoes and weight loss
You must have heard a lot about how mangoes can make you gain weight. But if taken in moderation, mangoes can help you lose weight.
We have heard more about mangoes and weight gain because here in India, people eat mangoes after a meal or with the meal, which basically means consuming some extra calories. A medium sized mango is approximately 150 grams. The additional calories will obviously lead to weight gain.
But replacing your unhealthy snacks with a mango or maybe a meal can surely make one lose weight. It’s always better to have mangoes in place of snacks and unhealthy foods in order to promote weight loss.
Eating mango before a workout session
Eating a mango 30 minutes before a workout session keeps you energetic and lets you perform better. Mango is an energy fruit with high content of carb, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 in it.
How to recognise an artificially ripened mango
To ripen the mango faster, many dealers use calcium carbide. This substance can cause many health problems. Most ripened mangoes have black and white patches on their skin, which would be shrunk.