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Mangoes make the world taste better. Juicy and delicious, this fruit is so rich. It adds the wow factor to any smoothie. Mango season is something I look forward to every year. I just can’t get enough.

It’s a plus to know that mangoes are good for you. Low in calories and super nutritious, the nutritional benefits of mangoes are surprising. It improves eyesight, skin and hair, digestive health, and boosts immunity as well as lowers the risk of certain cancers according to research.

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it’s one of the highest food sources of vitamin C. A whopping 70% of the recommended daily intake. Other vitamins include vitamin B6, A, E, B5, K and minerals include protein, carbs, dietary fiber, folate, copper, niacin, potassium, riboflavin, manganese, thiamine, and magnesium.

The best part about this fruit is it helps with weight control. Cue the standing ovation—indeed it’s a super fruit. According to recent research, fat cells and fat-related genes can be suppressed with mango and its phytochemicals. Mango peel prevents the formation of fatty tissues.