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Summer Staples: Why You Need To Add Raw Mango To Your Summer Diet

Thinking of healthy staples for your summer diet? Here’s why you should try raw mango juice.

Healthy Summer Staple To Help You Cool Down

Well, it looks like summer is finally here. However, unlike the summers of old, the summers that we get these days are unfortunately much hotter and taxing than it used to be since it’s directly affected by the climate crisis that we have been going through for the longest time. This means that no matter how well we keep ourselves hydrated, the sweltering heat can make even short strolls a tiring and sweaty business. It can even be worse these days, given that the coronavirus pandemic is keeping all of us inside, where heatwaves can get trapped and make us feel more fatigued than usual.

Fortunately, there are lots of healthy food that can also help you cool down and rehydrate. This is because summertime also means that mango season is now here. Filled with vitamin A and other nutrients, the mango fruit is a well-known superfruit for its sweet taste as well as how easy it is to incorporate into snacks and meals. It’s also one of the best ways to help beat the summer heat.

And for summer, the raw mango drink (which is very prevalent in tropical countries), has got you covered.

"Rich in vitamin A and vitamin E, they can improve the hormonal system, while preventing dehydration as they can replenish the reserves of sodium chloride," Rinki Kumari, who’s the chief dietitian at Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road, Bangalore, said. "In addition to quenching thirst, they also help cure stomach disorders like constipation, bloating, indigestion and diarrhoea.”

This is because not only will eating raw mangoes help detoxify your liver, it can also help boost your cardiovascular health by flushing out any toxin in your body. Each serving of mango is also fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free, meaning that it’ll help keep your cholesterol levels low, resulting in decreased risks when it comes to developing chronic disease such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even heart attacks.

Mangoes New research suggests that mango polyphenols, organic compounds present in the tropical fruit, lower blood sugar and combat cancer growth by reducing inflammation. Creative Commons

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