This Tropical Fruit Is A Cancer Fighter

April 4, 2011 by Matt

It’s no doubt in my mind that one of my favorite fruits is the Mango. It’s just a little tropical slice of heaven to be honest and these semi-fibrous fruits are so delicious when they are ripe too. However, I do know for a fact most people have no idea how to tell they are ripe but there are a few different ways I can help you out there so you can make sure to get that sweet savory fruit rather than an unripe sour filled one.

First off make sure the mango is colorful. It should have a lot of red on it. This is a sure sign to let you know it’s almost good to go.

Secondly, when you feel a mango it should feel similar to a ripe avocado. It should have a little give when you squish it with your fingers and then regain it’s shape without leaving an impression of where you were pushing in.

Sound confusing? Hopefully not. But how delicious do these look? Yeah I know amazing! I want some right now to be honest with you.

But to be honest despite the taste for me being incredibly there is a lot of great nutritional benefits in mangoes. I know that I tell you all the time that if you want to lose weight or that extra body fat then you need to stick to fresh fruits and veggies. So of course by now you realize that this is a fresh organic fruit…just watch out for that little pit in the center.

Mangoes are very low in calories though and high in dietary fiber. Just like whey protein powder, mangoes are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and recent studies suggest they are also powerful cancer-fighters.

This is why they are a great addition to your whey protein smoothies or shakes. These little fruits that originated from India are said to be a powerhouse of nutritional benefits.  A small mango provides a quarter of your recommended vitamin C, nearly two thirds of your daily vitamin A,  as well as a large amounts of vitamin E and fiber.

Additionally, they also consist vitamin K, phosphorus as well as magnesium. And as stated before they are particularly rich in potassium which can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and cancer.

So next time you’re at the stop, give it a little squeeze test and come home and chuck it in the blender. Or if you don’t like doing any food prep or cutting you can often find these frozen and already in cubes. This makes for an incredible snack that will last quite a long time.

Til Next Time,

-Matt Smith