New research turns out that just one single mango side contains 90 per cent of the Recommended Dietary Intake for vitamin C, which is a vital nutrient for psychological wellbeing and better brain function. This might mean that not only will mangoes help you beat stress, they also provide longer lasting energy and healthy gut function, so your days just got a whole lot easier.
Nutritionist Jemma O’Hanlon: "Just by eating half a mango you’re essentially getting two grams of your daily fibre intake which helps with healthy gut function. They’re also low GI, meaning you’ll stay fuller for longer and the natural sugars provide you with energy to get up and go.”
When it comes to getting the most of our your mango, the riper the better, as fibre and starches break down to release more nutrients, meaning you’ll absorb more of the good stuff.
So, improved gut-health, more energy and better brain-function; you just can’t lose eating a mango now and again.
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