Six reasons to love mangoes

Article written by Palmeto Biz Buzz

Mangoes are considered an exotic fruit in the US. If mangoes are not one of your favorite fruits, here are some reasons why you should love and eat mangoes.

Mangoes may help you lose weight – Although mangoes may seem like a dessert fruit, they are diet friendly. This is because mangoes are naturally sweet and can help reduce cravings. One cup of fresh mango is just 100 calories. Since mangoes are high in fiber, you will feel a lot fuller for longer.

They are packed with nutrition – Mangoes are high in vitamins and minerals. One cup of mango will give you 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C will help you strengthen your immune systems and help you fight off illness.

Mangoes may reduce inflammation – Mangoes are high in anti-inflammatory compounds, like vitamin C and beta-carotene.

Mangoes are easy to eat – Mangoes are an easy fruit to cut and eat. Simply place the fruit on a cutting board, stem end down, take a sharp knife and cut just off-center, avoiding the seed. Then repeat the same on the other end and you’ve got two mango cheeks to go.

Red does not mean it is ripe – To know if your mango is ready to eat, squeeze it gently and check if your mango is soft. To speed up the ripening process, place your mango in a brown paper in room temperature.