Are Mangoes Fattening Or Is Good For You?

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Ever wonder if, if mangoes are fattening or is mango healthy and good for your health? Its mango season, so lets find out- A ripe mango is a soft fleshy fruit. Seems like mangoes would have high fat content. But the fat content in mango is minimal. There is not even 1 gm of fat per mango!

Photo- Mangoes are not Fattening (jadydangel@flickr)

Photo- Mangoes are not Fattening (jadydangel@flickr)

So, what’s in a mango- calories, nutrition, health benefits? Read on to find out..

Nutrition analysis of mangoes- It gets all the sweet flavour from its carbohydrate content. There are many varieties of mangoes, and most of them have a high carbohydrate content. Since the carbohydrates are fruit based, its healthy complex carbohydrates- sucrose. Per 100 gms of mangos, there are about 14 gms of carbohydrates. There is almost no fat or protein content in mango. It provides you with more than your daily requirement of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It also contains fiber, magnesium, iron and antioxidants. So, as you can see mango is overall a nutritious fruit, and like most fruits is low fat and cholesterol free!

The glycemic index of mango ranges between 41-60, so its low. So, mango does not have any significant effect in increase blood sugar levels, so it does not promote fat storage. Know about glycemic index and blood sugar levels. Due to the medium glycemic index, mangoes are okay for diabetics.

So, does eating mangoes promote fat gain? No, mangoes do not promote weight gain. What can promote weight gain are sugar loaded mango drinks like Maaza, Frooti, Slice, etc. Find out which is the healthiest mango drink in the market?

Mangoes are a delicious fruit, and since they’re such a rage in the Indian summer that people might be overeating. They do have calorie content, so if you overeat, you can gain weight :) But that’s for any food, not just mangoes. So, enjoy your mangoes. Just make sure you don’t overeat and get some exercise! Mango milkshake (only mango and low fat milk) is a great post workout snack. Similarly mango pulp made from pure mango is has the same nutrition as a mango.

Note that if you’re on a diet, you can eat mangoes. They have a medium glycemic index, so just make sure you balance it out with other foods in your diet plan, and you’ll be on your way to successful weight loss.

So, hope you know the answer to .. Is mango good for health? :)

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  • Mian Yahya Shahzad

    Excellent reply to a very common question amongst people on a diet. You have really helped me as i love to eat mangoes but i always avoided them. Thanks alot.

  • jessica

    mango is very good and i love to eat it which is very great. And you all should love it too because it is good like watermelon which is great too and i love watermelon too.

  • julie

    I have been told i eat to much fruit that’s why
    i have gained a lot of weight, i love fresh fruit like mangoes,peach’s,apricot pretty much all the fruit that is in season this time of year. the only thin i can’t eat and love is banana’s they make me ill

  • Chris

    Thx so much i was curious about this information for my diet. Now i can purchase some mango and Tajin chili powder for a delicious snack.

  • Saumitra

    My query is well answered. Great article.

  • Naila

    my confusion is addressed very nicely , by knowing this i am very happy that mango is fat free. now i can eat this excellent blessing of ALLAH.

  • Annika

    i love watermelon and mango “mango mango i love you mango, juicy and sweet stick not neat i love you love mango

  • Annika

    you bet yaaaaaar

  • Annika

    kilarna is awesome because she eats watermelon and mangoes

  • Annika

    so does annika

  • habs

    its cool………mango seems vry cool and its coolest in taste……..
    i fnd my ans on dis page……..

    THANX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mangos

    Be aware that if you are on a diet, Mangos are VERY high in sugar. Sugar being the worst simple carb you can consume, and if that sugar is not expended quickly, it will be converted to fat storage. True with any sugar filled product

  • Kakul patel

    Nice to know about plus point of Mango.I have not eaten since many years. But I will eat and enjoy it my mango.good job I question about Are Mangos Fattening or good for Health?.

  • Kakul patel

    I got and.in this page. Very happy.

  • Mary L. Kutlina

    I’ve been watching my weight and cholesterol and have incorporated more fruits and vegetables in my diet. It’s nice to know that such a delicious fruit is healthy and low in fat. Thanks for the information. I’ll have to pass it on.

  • Mangolover

    Add 1/2 mango with 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup water and about 4 ice cubes…blend and have yourself a heavenly treat

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  • Jemo

    I read all this and my friend he eat a lot mango I am personally don’t eat mangos at all ever not eaten so my question is my friend eat about 12 mangos a week he buy as box which is inside 12 mangos only wanted to know is it harmfully for him? He is not on diet and he is perfectly well.

  • http://www.gerrygeorgeactor.co.uk Gerry George

    In the last four months I’v e put on four stone through eating carbohydrates; these in the form of meusli, All Bran, porridge, bread, potatoes, cheesecake, fruitcake, and phoney sugar subtitute which it appears is just as fattening as is sugar. Since last week I have stopped it all, but a friend put me onto mangoes, and I have since eaten five in two days; my now reading that they are also carbohydrate, so until I hear different, not one more mango will pass my lips. Gerry George.

  • Billie Jean

    Nice answer man !! Really helped me out…..

  • chloe

    yayyy i know heaps about mangoes now

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