6 reasons the Mango should be part of your and the kids’ meal plan this summer

The king of the fruits,” Mango, is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavour, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities making it a common ingredient in new functional foods often labelled super fruits.” Contrary to the ongoing myths about mango, this fruit helps control blood sugar, lose weight and keep the skin glowing. Healthy Gut: Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber that absorbs toxins, helps eliminate bacteria and keep the gut clean. Prevention: According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against cancer and autoimmune diseases in children. Skin & Vision: Mango fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin.
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Dhavni shah-nutritionist Dhvani Shah is a naturopathic nutritionist, speaker and author of “Don’t just feed…Nourish your child”, “Super foods for Super Womanhood” and “Jinahaar”. She has done extensive research in traditional diet therapies and naturopathy and its relevance in modern context and is pioneering drugless healing and well being through her unique approach – FIMS (Food Is Medicine & Supplement). She runs the “FIMS clinic” which supports a body-mind-spirit approach. Dhvani specializes in Woman and Child Nutrition by developing specialized nutrition programs, conducting workshops, formulating nutritious recipes, writing books and newspaper articles. Don’t forget to follow us all on  FacebookTwitter & Instagram to stay connected and share. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel. “The king of the fruits,” Mango, is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavour, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities making it a common ingredient in new functional foods often labelled “super fruits.” Contrary to the ongoing myths about mango, this fruit helps control blood sugar, lose weight and keep the skin glowing. Its time we make the most of this super fruit. Mangoes Mango and the many Benefits 1. Healthy Gut: Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber that absorbs toxins, helps eliminate bacteria and keep the gut clean. Pre-biotics help in the synthesis and absorption of B vitamins in the body. Eating a mango regularly ensures clean bowels and healthy digestion. 2. Prevention: According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against cancer and autoimmune diseases in children. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Selenium, and other phytochemicals that are excellent antioxidants that reduce the toxic build up in the body thus preventing the onset of major diseases. 3. Skin & Vision: Mango fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-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 texture. 4. Maintains Hydration: Fresh 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 the water balance in the body. It is an excellent food for children playing sports or who are exposed to direct sun. 5. Immune Booster: It is 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 stroke. 6. Haemoglobin: Mango composes moderate amounts of copper. Copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes and functions that are required for the production of red blood cells. Ample amounts of mango this season ensures adequate stores of vital nutrients for improved blood circulation and haemoglobin levels. Healthy Ways To Eat A Mango 1. Mango-mint smoothie mango mint smoothie=simplekitchen 2. As a mid meal snack cut mango 3. Raw mango lemonade (aam ka panna) aam-ka-panna 4. Mango frozen yoghurt Mango-Yogurt-Parfait-2 5. Mango & paneer sandesh Mango-sandesh.JPG-5- 6. Mango juice after play Mango Juice 7. Mango – cucumber cold soup mangocucumbersoup 8. Mango pickle with meals (excellent gut friendly bacteria) mango pickle 9. Mango sorbet as an evening cooler mango sorbet-seriousseats 10. Raw mango curry with parathas mango  curry Image Source: teamfinanceenquiry, simplekitchen, seriousseats, mohnishgujral, whiskaffair  

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