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4 Reasons to Love Mangoes

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Mangoes are in season now, meaning there's a plentiful supply in the shops. If you're lucky enough to live near an Asian supermarket, you should definitely stock up! As well as tasting great, mangoes have lots of amazing health benefits. From immune-boosting vitamins to stomach-soothing enzymes, mangoes are a nutritional powerhouse. Here are four reasons to love mangoes:

  1. Mangoes contain valuable enzymes which help break down protein. These enzymes can play a valuable role in helping maintain a healthy digestive system, and are believed to help soothe some stomach complaints. 

  2. Mangoes are a great source of Vitamin C - an antioxidant we need to keep our immunune system functioning properly. Eating a diet rich in Vitamin C has also been linked with healthy, smooth skin. Another great reason to tuck in! 

  3. They're packed with fibre too, meaning they help us feel fuller longer, can help prevent constipation, and count towards your five a day. 

  4. Mangoes are a good source of potassium, a vital mineral which the body needs to maintain a healthy metabolism. Experts say potassium is best sourced via food (rather than by taking a supplement), so look for natural sources as much as possible. 

To get the maximum benefit from mangoes in your diet, eat them raw. Add them to your breakfast bowls and smoothies. Chop them up into a salsa with coriander, chilli and lime. Make a tropical salad, or simply slice and eat as a snack. 

So there you have it  - 4 reasons to love mangoes! Do you love mangoes and if so, how do you eat yours? 

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