According to Olu Aijotan of Naija Weight Loss, Mango is very popular fruit in Nigeria. The major reason why many people believe it’s fattening is because it’s sweet.
But in truth….
Mango is NOT fattening!
Mango has a good supply of fibre. A medium sized mango contains 2.6g of fibre and contains just 150 calories. The major reason why some people “think” that it’s fattening is because of the sweetness of mango when you eat it
It is true that Mango contains sugar. But the sugar in Mango is actually what we call “good sugar”. It is Natural healthy complex sugar that the body breaks down slowly and does not cause weight gain.This type of sugar is completely different from the granulated simple white crystal sugar that you put in your food. The glycemic index of mango is 41-60, which makes it safe for even diabetic patient to eat.
A cup of sliced mango is packed with lots of nutrients such as vitamin C, pottasium, and a healthy does of Vitamin A.
The Health Benefits Of Mangoes
1. Helps In Digestion:
Mango is rich in fibre and water content.
ANd it will help you poop more, especially if you feel consitpated.
2. Lowers Bad Cholesterol:
Mango contains fibre, Vitamin C and Pectin that can help your body lower Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) also known as bad cholesterol.
3. Prevents Heart Diesease
Mango contains potassium, and vitamin that keeps the heart healthy and also helps to boost your immune system.
Other health benefits includes Asthma prevention, better bone health, prevents cancer and also aids weight loss.
Eating mango on its own will not make you shed weight, but if you add it as part of a healthy diet, it will not make you gain weight.