Frozen Mangos

As with frozen grapes, frozen mangos are also on the top of my list for healthy sweet snacks. Look in the freezer section of your local grocery store for bags of frozen mangos. These make for the best bite sized snacks since they are cut up in little chunks. Just throw the bag in your freezer overnight and you will have a great frozen treat in the morning!

Beyond being delicious and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, mangos contain an enzyme with stomach soothing properties similar to papain found in papayas. These comforting enzymes act as a digestive aid and can be held partially responsible for that feeling of contentment we experience during and after the mango feast.

Mangos are high in many carotenoids, especially Beta-carotene. Beta-Carotene has a protective affect against the harmful rays of the sun. Research indicates that even in older people, sun tolerance is increased when Beta-Carotene intake is increased.

Mangos contain Vitamin A (of which Beta-Carotene is a precursor and more usable), Vitamins C & E and Selenium. Mangos also contain B-complex (anti-stress) vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, Folic acid (folate), and zinc.

Mangos are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. Plus are a good source of dietary fiber. They also contain some protein and amino acids, about 2% of your daily recommended amount.

Mangos also have a fascinating history. Cultivation of mangos is deeply embedded in Indian History. Mangos are mentioned in early Arialkrit literature and Alexander the Great spotted his first mango in 326BC when he traveled with his army to India.

Serving: 1 cup
Calories: 107
Fat: 0.5g
Carbs: 28.1g
Protein: 0.8g

source : shapefit


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