Seasonal Produce of the Month for January

Posted December 2022
Mango, berries & yoghurt with Corn Thins slices

Not only are Mangoes delicious, they are a great source of many vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This includes vitamin A and C. Both these vitamins support optimal immune system function. Vitamin A also supports the health of your eyes. Mangoes also contain lutein and zeaxanthin; these are carotenoids which help to protect your eyes from excess free radical damage. These carotenoids also absorb excess light energy such as from blue light. In addition, lutein and zeaxanthin may help to reduce your chances of developing age-related macular degeneration.

Mangoes also give your body vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant and helps to keep your skin looking at its best. Also, vitamin B6 which is needed to make red blood cells and vitamin K which helps your blood to clot normally. The mighty mango also helps your heart to function by providing potassium and magnesium.

In addition to these benefits, mangoes contain a plethora of different antioxidants and polyphenols. These help to fight off excess free radicals which can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body. There is so much more to love about this delicious fruit than simply the refreshing, sweet, juicy flavor provided with every bite. 

Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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