The mango is not only delicious but also boasts an impressive nutritional profile.
Mango has over a dozen different type of polyphenols, including mangiferin, which is especially powerful. Polyphenols function as antioxidants inside your body. Only one cup (165 grams) of mango provides nearly 70% of the RDI for vitamin C — a water-soluble vitamin that aids your immune system, helps your body absorb iron and promotes growth and repair.
Mango is a good source of folate, several B vitamins, as well as vitamins A, C, K and E — all of which help boost immunity. Vitamin A is essential for a healthy immune system, as it helps fight infections. Meanwhile, not getting enough vitamin A is linked to a greater infection risk.
Mango also contains folate, vitamin K, vitamin E and several B vitamins, which aid immunity as well.
For instance, it offers magnesium and potassium, which help maintain a healthy pulse and your blood vessels relax, promoting lower blood pressure levels.
Mango has digestive enzymes, water, dietary fiber and other compounds that aid different aspects of digestive health.
Mango contains lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin A — which support eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin may protect from the sun, while a lack of vitamin A can create vision problems.
But, keep in mind that mango is sweeter and contains more sugar than many other fruits.
Delicious, versatile and easy to add to your diet.