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Benefits of mango after meal

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 30th April, 2023 03:53:49 PM
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Benefits of mango after meal

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As heatwaves are soaring temperatures across several states, paying heed to proper nutrition is essential for your health. Hydrating foods can help keep the body's electrolyte levels in check and keep you safe from heatstroke, India Today reported.

Increasing the intake of seasonal fruits like watermelons, musk melons and mangoes can help with digestion, eliminate dehydration and improve metabolism. When it comes to mangoes, there are always doubts about the right time and amount to eat them.

There have been several benefits associated with having mangoes after meals. In her Instagram post, dietitian Manpreet Kalra shared why you should have a mango after your lunch.

"When we eat food it goes in the stomach wherein digestion occurs. Here is when the food is broken down by bile (a fluid secreted by the liver), digestive enzymes and stomach acid. Sometimes, these digestive enzymes are not secreted properly because of which the body is not able to digest the food well, which leads to bloating and gas," the expert said in the video post.

In the caption, she wrote, "Mangoes contain digestive enzymes like amylase, protease and lipase which help in breaking down carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the meal and prevent digestive discomforts such as bloating and gas."

She added that mangoes contain fibre which regulates bowel movements and blood sugar levels and prevents constipation.

"A slice of mango post meals can help you with digestion," she said.

Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, mangoes may help prevent diabetes and contain immune-boosting nutrients. They support heart and eye health.