The king of fruits, ” Mango Fruit” is one of the nutritionally affluent fruits with excellent taste, aroma and health-promoting characteristics. Its a stone fruit that means it has a large seed in the middle. Mango is one of the flavourful seasonal fruit grown in tropics and belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae with the scientific name Mangifera Indica Nutritionally mango is low in calories and high in nutrients. One cup of sliced mango provides only 100 calories carrying the following nutrients: Protein, carbohydrates, fat, dietary fiber, vitamin C, copper, folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Vitamin K, Niacin, Potassium, Riboflavin, Manganese, Thiamine, Magnesium and small amounts of phosphorus, pantothenic acid, calcium, selenium and iron. Here are some advantages of mango which you may not have known. ☆ Helps in digestion Mangoes contain an enzyme that helps in breaking down and digestion of proteins. Also contain the fibres that helps the digestive system work smoothly plus lowering the risk of heart complications ☆ Mangoes contain enough vitamin C and antioxidants that boost the immunity system ☆ Mangoes contain plentiful beta-carotene that helps in the production of vitamin A which further aids in improve vision and overall eye health ☆ Mangoes contain fibre pectin that lowers the bad cholesterol which obstruct the vessels and block blood flow. ☆ Who doesn’t love mangoes? It’s a common myth that diabetics can’t have mangoes. Though it is sweet and should be eaten cautiously, that doesn’t make mangoes a strict No-No for diabetics Glycemic index (GI) of mango ranges up to 60 with an average of 51. Foods with less than 55 are considered to be low glycemic food and are safe for diabetics to eat up ☆ The phytochemicals in the mango skin act as a natural fat burner, that helps in weight loss if eaten in moderation. ☆ Mango has polyphenolic antioxidant that has been found to protect from colon, breast, prostate cancers and leukaemia. Summers are here and so are mangoes So, what are you waiting for ? Start enjoying mangoes this summer.