Friday, January 14, 2011

Manggo Juice for Diet

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!

The nutritional value of fruit, like Mango, makes it an excellent choice for both weight control and general health. Fruit contains energy-giving fructose (low on the glycemic index), several essential vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, plus dietary fiber for better health, digestion and blood glucose control. So, even if you're counting carbs to lose weight, make sure you eat plenty of healthy fruit.

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.

Indications: Extremely beneficial to consume during following conditions :

* Constipation
* Excessive thirsty condition
* Cancer
* Heart diseases
* Anaemia
* Pregnancy
* Mental weakness
* Stress

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