Healthy Mango Recipes and Benefits

mango health benefits

Mango- the king of fruits is what we all crave during the summer. It is satisfying to make fresh mango shakes and smoothies and slurp it up during the evening. It is not just ripe mangoes, we also savour raw mango in pickles and jams.

Other than being a savoured fruit, it also has impeccable health benefits. It prevents types of

cancers, reduces degeneration of the muscle, and good digestion.

Here are some mango health benefits

  • Maintains cholesterol levels as it contains vitamin c and fibre. It improves blood pressure
  • and is good for the heart
  • Mangoes are rich in antioxidants and gallic acid. These elements are helpful in
  • preventing breast, colon, and prostate cancers.
  • Helps in making the skin flawless. Mango works beyond the epidermal layer of the skin.
  • It unblocks the pores, leading to a glowing skin
  • It alkalizes the body as it is rich in citric and malic acid. It alkalizes the body.
  • Mangoes help in digestion as it has enzymes that break down protein content. The fibre
  • in the mangoes helps in digestion by reducing constipation

There are many more mango health benefits than the above-mentioned advantages. Let us look at some delicious and healthy mango recipes-

1) Mango guacamole

Mango guacamole is a delicious dip to be accompanied by your nachos. It has a fruity

taste and twist, which makes the dip even yummier.

2) Raw mango Rasam

We love rasam with idli and dosa, but a twist of mangoes makes it even more delicious. As savoury food, mango can be eaten as pickles as well.

Raw mango rasam or mangaai rasam has a tangy twist of raw mango coupled with spices. It becomes a delicious gravy to be savored

3) Mango and mint kheer

Kheer is something we crave at any time. Imagine, now you have the deliciousness of mango and freshness of mint. This makes it the holy trinity of kheer recipes. It is a luscious kheer recipe with the added crunchiness of saffron, cardamom and pistachios

4) Corn and mango salad

Corn has iron, and mango has vitamin c, which helps in better absorption of iron. This the recipe is great for pregnant women for their bone and blood health. It also helps in preventing anemia. It is a refreshing meal. You can also spice it up with bell peppers and onion, and chaat masala.

5) Mango rice

It is a refreshing Thai salad, also known as Yum Mamauang. It is served on lettuce and mixed with peanuts and mint. You can have it as a snack or pair it with rasam and dahi for lunch; either way, it tastes delicious

6) Aamiya ka Panna

Known as aam panna, it is a savouring drink to beat the summer heat. For many, it is a detox drink to cool the body and get rid of toxins. This refreshing mango beverage recipe prevents heat stroke and keeps the body hydrated. It is also an ayurvedic drink to improve digestion as it jeera, curing acidity.

7) Mango lassi ice-cream

Mango lassi is a great way to beat the heat. If you do not want to drink it, you can have it as a dessert with mango lassi ice cream, Mixed with honey, yoghurt, and saffron; it fulfils your sweet-tooth cravings and is low on calories.

Well, mango is a great fruit to have as a salad, shake, gravy or even as a dessert. So get those juicy mangoes and start whipping up those delicious and healthy mango recipes.

This is just the tip of the ice-berg for mango recipes! There are many more savoury, sweet and khatta-meetha recipes for the king of fruits. For more recipes, check out the Indian food blog by foodism members on the website!