Are Mangoes Fattening or good for Health?
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!
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.
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