What are the health benefits of mango? Mango is such a decadent sweet treat! It’s great for sorbets and smoothies, and pureed into yoghurt.
The bright orange flesh of the mango is produced by a high concentration of beta carotene, a fat-soluble antioxidant that can quickly move in to the skin and protect it from free radical damage that can lead to wrinkles and premature ageing. Beta carotene also has an anti-inflammatory activity, too.
There is a group of enzymes in mango that are proteolytic, which means they help the body to digest proteins more effectively. If you are going to eat mango for this reason, I would recommend eating it before a meal rather than after it, since fruit on top of a meal can actually cause digestive discomfort.