Mango: A Soldier for Your Body

With cold and flu season knocking on the door, it’s time to start preparing your immune system for battle, and mangos can help.

Mangos, which are bursting with antioxidants and more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and vitamin B6, can help support immune function as part of a healthy diet.

Research has found that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables may provide protection against cardiovascular disease, several cancers and other chronic diseases. Several of the micronutrients associated with diets high in fruit and vegetables, such as vitamin C, have also been shown to support immune function.

A diet poor in nutrients can reduce immunity and your body’s ability to fight off illness, mixing up some of those go-to comfort foods when you’re not feeling well and replacing them with healthier options can be both comforting and nutritious.

Since mangos are a superfruit, try switching out that bowl of chicken noodle soup for a bowl of Gingered Mango Soup, or soothe that sore throat with a Tropical Mango Sorbet instead of that big scoop of ice cream.

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