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5 health benefits of mango

A pile of mangoes

Sweet and juicy mango is simply divine and here are five fantastic reasons to make the most of this tropical fruit, both for pleasure and health benefits.

1. Immune boost

One mango contains almost twice your daily requirements of vitamin C to help support a healthy immune system.

2. Healthy pregnancy

Mangoes contain folate, an essential nutrient for mums-to-be because it protects against neural tube defects in utero.

3. Fit and alert

Potassium is important for keeping your muscles moving and your nerves firing, and mangoes are a good source of it.

4. Source of fibre

You’ll get more than 10 per cent of your daily needs of gut-loving fibre from one mango.

5. Eye health

The bright orange colour of mangoes reflects the presence of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that supports good eye health.

First published: Jan 2022

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