There are many positive effects of eating mango, but one of the biggest benefits of mango is its high vitamin C content. Kiran Campbell, RDN: "One major health benefit of eating mango is that it packs a major nutrient punch when it comes to meeting your estimated Daily Value (DV) of nutrients. For reference, a 'good source' of any nutrient provides 10% to 19% of the Daily Value of a particular vitamin or mineral. Additionally, the term 'excellent source' means the food has at least 20% or more of the DV of a particular vitamin or nutrient per serving."
Campbell continues: "One cup of mango alone provides 99 calories, less than 1 gram of total fat, 277 milligrams of potassium (7% DV), 2.6 gm fiber, and 100% DV of vitamin C."
"Some research shows that vitamin C intake throughout the cold season may modestly reduce symptoms of colds and help us get over colds faster," says Rachel Fine, RD and owner of To The Pointe Nutrition. "Also, the vitamin C in mangoes helps to enhance the absorption of iron, especially when both are incorporated into a mixed meal or snack. An example would be to add dried mango to your trail mix with iron-containing foods like nuts and seeds."
Not just that, but vitamin C has also been found to help your eye and heart health, improve your gut, help boost your collagen production, and provide strong antioxidant effects that can assist with warding off diseases. Without enough vitamin C, your body may struggle to heal itself, and you may experience things like fatigue, mood shifts and skin complications.