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Mango Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

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Thanks to Heather for submitting this smoothie.
mango-yogurt-smoothie

  • 1 good sized mango (cut into pieces)
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat sweetened yogurt
  • Half of 1 large banana (sliced)
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tbsp. white cranberry juice

Servings: 4

Mangos taste so good that people forget they are also healthy! Discover how the “king of fruits” can help you, plus fascinating trivia and a few mango cautions and concerns.

Health Benefits:

1. Prevents Cancer: Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

2. Lowers Cholesterol: The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)

3. Clears the Skin: Can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mangos clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.

4. Eye Health: One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

5. Alkalizes the Whole Body: The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.

6. Helps in Diabetes: Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood.

7. Improved Sex: Mangoes are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sex drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts (as from whole food) does help in this area.

8. Improves Digestion: There are several fruits, including mangoes, which have this healthful quality. The fiber in mangoes also helps digestion and elimination.

9. Remedy for Heat Stroke – Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm to the body.

10. Boosts Immune system: The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangoes, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-health-benefits-of-mangos.html