Mango smoothies are very frequently prepared during the season and that is the hot summer months.
Compared to plain mango juice, smoothies are more richer , filling and nutritious as it is made with fresh yogurt which imparts a very creamy taste , yogurt is the perfect match for mangoes in a smoothie as the combination will cool down the body where Mangoes consumed by itself generates more heat. so either with milk or yogurt the full benefits of Mangoes can be enjoyed in a delicious manner.
1 cup ripe mango chunks
1/2 cup fresh yogurt
2 tbsp honey
Blend the ingredients to get a creamy delicious smoothie.
Serve chilled , store in refrigerator.
Health benefits of Mangoes
Mangoes taste so good
that people forget they are also healthy! Discover how the “king of
fruits” can help you, plus learn fascinating trivia facts and a few mango
cautions and concerns.
Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to
protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds
include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and
methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol
levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)
3. Clears the
Can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mangos clear clogged
pores and eliminate pimples. (Read more on page 5.)
4. Eye Health:
One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of
vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry
the Whole Body:
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit
help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.
to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon,
breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic
in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.
fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, andbeta-cryptoxanthin. 100 g of fresh
fruit provides 765 mg or 25% of recommended daily levels of vitamin A.
Together; these compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are
essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus
membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes is known to
protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
mango is a good source of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 156 mg of potassium
while just 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body
fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
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also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E.
Consumption of foods rich in vitamin
C helps the body develop
resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is required for GABA hormone
production within the brain. It also controls homocystiene levels within the
blood, which may otherwise be harmful to blood vessels resulting in CAD and
it composes moderate amounts of copper.
Copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide
dismutase (other minerals
function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Copper is also
required for the production of red blood cells.
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