What’s the best thing about summer? Mangoes, right!
Mangoes are juicy, sweet, and absolutely divine, this king of fruits is not only loved by kids but every age-group. Mangoes come in different varieties like Alphonso, Kesar, Badam, Chaunsa, Dashehari, Langra, Totapuri, etc.
The sweet taste of mangoes underlined with a tangy touch has created many mango-lovers across the world. And it’s not just about the taste mangoes offer various health benefits as well beyond the sweet, luscious taste of mangos, they also contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that assure your optimum health.
As the popularity of mangoes has spread, many food manufacturers have introduced jellies, jams, pickles, etc. that include pure mango flavor.
Here are some more reasons to eat more mangoes this season:
- Rich in Vitamin A
Mangoes are a great source of beta-carotene which gets converted into Vitamin A in our body to protect the cells from damage. Beta-carotene helps is promoting healthy and glowing skin. Vitamin A also helps in improving eyesight. Mango pulp is rich in Vitamin C, which can be applied to face to make it glowing, soft, and supple.
- Lowers Cholesterol
Mangoes consist of Vitamin C, pectin, and fiber which help in lowering the bad cholesterol level. It also contains potassium which helps in regulating blood pressure.
- Aids in Digestion
Mangoes are rich in fibers that help in digestion. Mangoes play a prominent role in reducing indigestion and acidity problems. The digestive enzymes present in mangoes help in promoting natural and efficient digestion.
- Beneficial in Pregnancy
Mangoes are really beneficial for pregnant women since they fulfill the iron requirements during pregnancy. If doctors prescribe you iron supplements, you can enjoy eating healthy and iron-rich juicy mangoes.
- Boost Immunity
Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene which helps in enhancing the immune system and make it impermeable to bacteria and toxins. Excess beta-carotene is transformed into Vitamin A inside the body and Vitamin A protects your body against the free radicals harming your internal systems.
- Protects against heart strokes
Mangoes can protect you against heart strokes. You can drink aam panna, mango lassi, mango juice, etc. that keeps your body hydrated and as per Ayurveda, mangoes energize your entire system.
We have read a few of the benefits of mangoes, so why not indulge in trying out a few mango recipes to make our summers more interesting. So, here are a few recipes that you would love to try and eat.
- Chilled Mango Cheesecake
Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Cheesecake is one of the desserts that we all crave and when it is made with hung curd, cream and mangoes, nothing can beat it. This recipe replaces cream cheese with hung curd and regular cream which makes it a little healthy (not much though :P). Recipe: https://leapingwindow.com/2019/06/03/mango-cheesecake/
- Mango Shrikhand
It’s a simple dessert that will cool you right down. Mango Shrikhand is a lovely combination to enjoy during summers. Shrikhand is a creamy Indian dessert paired with fruits. Mango Shrikhand is made with the flavors of saffron, cardamom, creamy curd, and mangoes. So, whip this up to beat the summer this season.
- Mango Ice-Cream
What can be better than homemade ice cream in summers? Just a handful of kitchen ingredients and mangoes is all it takes to make luscious, delicious scoops of mango ice cream.
- Aam Panna
Aam Panna is a refreshing summer drink served chilled. It has a sweet and tangy taste. In Ayurveda, Aam Panna acts as a remedy for heat strokes and keeps you hydrated all day. The main ingredients are raw mango pulp, mint leaves, cumin powder, and other spices. You will surely love the freshness of this drink.
- Mango Lassi
Have a sweet tooth but afraid of calories? Not to worry, this mango lassi has very fewer calories as it is made of yogurt, honey, and fresh mangoes. It is low in calories and worth every sip. You will love the taste and crave for more!
- Mango Mousse
No one can resist a lure of a creamy, smooth, delicious dessert. Mango Mousse is made with full heavy cream, so while having this dessert please do no watch out the calories. You can have a cheat day to enjoy this scrumptious dessert.
- Mango Juice
This ethnic beverage is loved by all the age groups and is a perfect drink for summers. Made with a combination of ripe and raw mangoes sweetened with sugar or honey gives you a peppy taste to awake your taste buds. Try it out, it’s a very simple recipe.
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