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Uncovering Myths About Mango; Does It Lead To Weight Gain Or Causes Acne?

Mangoes are the subject of many misconceptions, which our expert debunks.

Chintu Das

Summertime has arrived, and it's time to enjoy some succulent mangoes. Let's face it, we look forward to this time of year because we can enjoy fresh mangoes and a range of mango-based delights.

Mango is an extremely healthy fruit, aside from its flavour. It is high in vitamin A and C, as well as antioxidants that are beneficial to health. There are, however, a few myths regarding this fruit that must be addressed. Despite how many people appreciate it, many of them do not consume it to its maximum potential due to popular misconceptions. Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal debunks some of these fallacies in an Instagram video.

Myth No 1: Mangoes make you gain weight

Many individuals believe that eating mangoes would cause them to gain weight. So, if you're debating whether or not to try this summer treat, Nmami says it's healthy and that you can absolutely enjoy it. She noted that mango is low in cholesterol and low in fat. It's therefore safe to eat. Mangoes do not make you gain weight.

Myth No 2: Mango causes acne

According to Nmami, mango contains phytic acid, which causes the body to produce heat. So, what are your options for dealing with this? She suggested soaking the mangoes in water for two to three hours before eating them.

Myth 3: Mango is not suitable for diabetics.

People with diabetes frequently believe that they are unable to enjoy mangoes. That, however, is not the case. First and foremost, the nutritionist said that mangoes have a low glycemic index. However, make sure you don't eat it as a dessert and instead use it as a snack. That wouldn't cause a surge in your blood sugar.

Nmami Agarwal had already informed her fans about organic and gluten-free products. There are several culinary trends circulating, which may leave us as customers perplexed. Nmami noted that just because something is organic or gluten-free does not imply that it is healthy. 

She claims that many junk food items may be made with organic components, but that they are still hazardous for the body. To learn more about what she said, go here.

Returning to mangoes, don't let misconceptions keep you from enjoying the king of fruits now that summer’s here.

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