Mango Mania: Add Superfoods to Your Diet

Mango Mania

According to an article by Jenny Ivy published on Delicious, "The National Mango Board
is touting multiple studies that found potential health benefits
associated with eating mangos. These health benefits include improved
blood pressure, blood sugar control and gut health."

Money Saving Tip

Stock up on mangos and start to include this superfood in your diet. I stock up on mangos when they are reasonably priced and enjoy them fresh as well as freeze some for later to use in smoothies!


Next time you are at the store and find mangos, pick some up and prepare my Mango Overnight Oats Recipe. Pictured below are a few images of the Overnight Oats process.

Mangos are Nutritious

Mangos are SUPERFOODS containing over 20 different vitamins and minerals. Mangos are fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free. According to the National Mango Board, 1 cup of mango has:

  • 100 calories

  • 100% of daily Vitamin C

  • 35% of daily Vitamin A

  • 20% of daily folate

  • 12% of daily fiber 

  • 10% of daily Vitamin B6

Mangos are Available Year Round

There are seven varieties of mangos and one is always in season. Each has a unique flavor and texture.  Read about the varieties at

Health Benefits of Mangos

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Researchers from Texas A&M University examined the absorption,
metabolism, and excretion of gallic acid, galloyl glycosides, and
gallotannins in lean and obese individuals that consumed 400g of freshly
frozen mango pulp daily for six weeks. The study’s lead researcher suggests that extended mango consumption
may offer increased anti-inflammatory benefits compared to sporadic
mango consumption.

Gut Health

In a randomized pilot study, researchers from Texas A&M University, investigated the potential role of mango
consumption in changes of the gut microbiota, bioavailability of galloyl
metabolites, and anti-inflammatory activities in lean and obese
subjects. They concluded that after six weeks of eating mangos, the
fruit helped improve gut health in obese people.

Mango Trivia ... Allergies

Did you know mangos are related to cashews and pistachios? Some people have allergic reactions to mangos as they are not only related to cashews and pistachios but also poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac. If you have had a reaction to the other foods or plants, be cautious when considering whether a mango is the best choice for you.

Read more at Delicious Living ... New Studies Show Mangos Can Boost Health.
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