The King of fruits is Mango and all of us love it! But unfortunately, people have to realize its effects and consume it in moderation. There are different kinds of mangoes and of these 15 are very popular in India: Totapuri, Hapus, Sindhura, Banginapalli, Ratnagiri, Chausa, Raspuri, Pairi, Himsagar, Neelam, Malgova, Malda, Langra, Kesar, and Badami.
In order to enjoy this seasonal fruit, you should be aware of the various facts and myths surrounding it so that it does not have a detrimental effect on your health.
Mango aids weight loss:
As per a study 27 participants who consumed 100 kcal/d of fresh mangos for 12 weeks each showed significant decrease in blood glucose, C-reactive protein (CRP), and aspartate transaminase activity and significant increase in total antioxidant capacity.
“There were no significant changes in body weight, body fat %, blood pressure, insulin, or lipid profile following mango consumption,” the study titled “Effects of fresh mango consumption on cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight and obese adults” found.
People with diabetes should eat Mangoes in moderation:
Mango is suitable for those with diabetes, if it is eaten with moderation. The reason why doctors warn diabetics against eating mangoes is because of the glycemic index of the fruit. The glycemic index of mango is 51, which is low but is high when compared with non-diabetic foods. Diabetics are advised not to eat food with glycemic index more than 55.
Excess consumption of Mango affects body temperature:
Yes, mangoes do have an impact on body temperature. These are not cooling fruits. Therefore, in our households’ mangoes are soaked in water for some time and then served for eating.
Mango aids in digestion:
Mangoes are rich in fibre which makes it an ideal candidate for good gut health. Those suffering from constipation can eat mangoes. The amylase compounds present in mangoes help in digestion of starch food.
How much Mangoes should be consumed per day?
2 cups or less than 350 grams per day. 100 grams contain 60 calories. There are 202 calories in one whole mango. Mango contains several essential elements like calories, protein, carbs, fat, fiber, sugar, vitamin C, copper, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, niacin, potassium, riboflavin, magnesium, and thiamine.