Mango crowned as “King of fruits” symbolize eternal love which is mentioned in our ancient Sanskrit literature. Child’s love for Mangoes is not just because it’s a Fruit; more because they treat it like as dessert. You must have come across various recipes that vary throughout but the nutritional benefits are loaded evenly. This exotic fruit hosts various nutritional benefits for your children.
On the summer onset, mangoes are the most acclaimed invitee from every household. Packed with different Antioxidants, Dietary fibres, Vitamin A and minerals like Potassium, Magnesium, and Copper makes it a power pack fruit. The abundant quantity of Vitamin B6 in Mango is a magic boon in brain development of children. However, there is a little misconception that many parents thought not to offer them to their children.
I am sharing the reasons, parents throw While counselling or interacting for their child nutrition – Mango is a warm food so better to avoid eating much in summer, this is full of calories and sugar which may make their children fat, mangoes call pimples easily, my child is a type 1 diabetic, mangoes can’t be given and it goes on.
This summer, stock your fruit basket freely with Mangoes and feed the children you want in which style. Yes, the portion size control is always the key to maintain good health.
8 Amazing Benefits of eating Mangoes:
Low in saturated Fat :
Mangoes are very low in saturated Fats and cholesterol. You can easily serve to your children. The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff).
Packed with Antioxidants :
Antioxidants like quercetin, Isoquercitrin, Astragalin, Fisetin, Gallic acid and Methylgalate present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
As an Body Alkalize:
The presence of tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
Helps in Fighting Heat Stroke:
Mango juice helps to cool down the body and prevent body from overheating.
Digestive aid :
The presence of enzymes and some bioactive ingredients in mangoes like esters, terpenes and aldehydes boosts appetite and improve the function of the digestive system.
Role in vision and healthy skin :
Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A has many functions including maintain good vision, immunity and healthy skin, it also plays a role in bone growth.
Vitamin C present in mangoes for wound healing :
100g of mango provides 100% of a child’s recommended daily requirement of vitamin c, further assists in wound healing and in maintaining a healthy immune system.
Low Glycemic index (GI) :
Mangoes fall under low GI category, which means they took time to break down in the body over several hours, causing only a small rise in blood glucose, a low GI food helps to prevent conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
- It is possible to have allergy from mango. Some people can be sensitive to mangoes. This fruit belongs to Anacardiaceae family and so have a poison ivy. Mangoes contain a small amount of a substance called Urushinol, which is a toxic resin that may cause Dermatitis. However, allergy and intolerance rate among Indian children is very rare.
- Mangoes are ripened by some dealers using calcium carbide, which can cause serious health problems. So, wash them properly before consuming or soak for hours in water.