I used to only eat mangos one way – dried. Dried, organic mangos are awesome. They’re like natures version of a chewy, flavorful fruit rollup. Remember those little sugar bombs that you used to indulge in as a kid? The ones that would never fill you up, give you a sugar rush, and make you even hungrier than you were before you ate the dang thing!? Yeah those!
Well, unlike nutritionless fruit rollups, dried mangos have a lot of nutritional value, but of course eating the real thing is better for you, as with any fruit vs. dried fruit. The dried version does maintain some of it’s fiber, but eating the whole fruit will give you even more fiber. In fact, there is an estimated whopping 4 grams of dietary fiber in just one medium mango! That’s a great source of natural fiber.
Not to mention, they have great, beneficial, body cleansing enzymes that help you maintain your digestive effectiveness as well as keep you regular. One thing that I swear by if I’m feeling a little bit bloated and constipated is to drink a Naked Mango smoothie with probiotics to help “get things moving” again. If you don’t like the idea of drinking juiced fruits, then try mango fresh or dried, they both will help to act as natural stimulant to your digestive waste removal.
Mangos are a tropical fruit, and as with many other tropical fruits, they are somewhat high in sugar compared to other fruits, like apples for instance. However, don’t let that stop you from eating this incredibly nutritious, cleansing fruit. It is great if you’re looking to cleanse your system after day of bad eating. You just cut one up (beware the long, oblong shaped fibrous pit in the middle), in the morning and eat that for breakfast. You’ll be amazed at how long this roughly 150 calories fruit fills you up!
The natural enzymes in mango actually help to “scrub” out the intestines, the stomach, and they also aid in digsetion. Papaya is another fruit that can aid you in digestion. Mango is also very high in Vitamin A and B6 as well.