Does eating mango make you fat? 3 recipes which bust the myth

1. Everything you need to know about Mango and weight management

It is always suggested to consume seasonal fruits. And when it comes to the summer season, adding mangoes to your daily diet is inevitable. But, what to do if the ‘King of Fruits’ makes you gain some extra kilos? First of all, is it really true or just a myth? And what are the easy and healthy ways to add mangoes to your daily diet?

2. Mangoes and weight gain

Many fitness lovers avoid eating mangoes, considering the fact that eating mangoes every day could make them put on weight. However, nutritionists believe that mangoes are fat-free, cholesterol-free and salt-free and are essential for the summer season. They are great for the body in this season. Excess of anything is bad and the same rule applies in the case of mangoes. Eating mangoes in every meal can surely lead to some side effects. When it comes to keeping a check on weight, it’s important to focus on portion control, so that you eat within the calorie limit. One should refrain from eating mangoes right after a meal to prevent weight gain. It is advisable to savor mangoes around mid-morning or as an evening snack.

3. Mangoes and weight loss

Some experts believe that mangoes are actually helpful in weight loss, if they are eaten within a specified calorie limit. Mangoes provide sugar rush to your body and keep you active. It is important to keep a check on your calories to gain maximum benefits of this seasonal produce. Here are some easy and simple recipes that you can add to your daily diet to gain maximum benefits.

4. ​Smoked Chicken & Mango Salad

Take a mixing bowl, add chunks of a ripe mango, smoked chicken, avocado, a handful arugula leaves, 2 tbsp roasted peanuts, 2 tbsp boiled legumes, salt to taste, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and lemon juice. Mix it well and serve fresh.

5. Mango Salsa

Take a mixing bowl, add cubes of a ripe mango, 1 small onion, 1 small tomato, salt to taste, black pepper to taste, lemon juice, paprika powder, and finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix it well and serve.

6. ​Aam Panna

Boil 2 raw mangoes, peel and set the pulp aside. Take a mixing jar, add 2 tbsp sugar, salt to taste, 2 tsp roasted cumin powder, 1 tsp black pepper powder, 1 tsp black salt, 2 tsp chaat masala, 1 sprig of mint leaves, and mango pulp. Blend it to a fine paste. Take a serving glass, fill it half with the paste, add cold water and ice to dilute and your Aam Panna is ready!


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