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Is Mango the Next Superfood? Let’s hope so!

Could mango be the next “superfood?” Recent study findings presented at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) indicate that eating mango could impact blood sugar levels in a positive way as well as have anti-inflammatory properties. Dr. Edralin Lucas of Oklahoma University found in a recent study that incorporating mango into the diet could potentially help with weight and blood sugar. That’s right, this sweet treat might actually improve your blood sugar levels. In addition, Dr. Susanne Mertens-Talcott of Texas A&M University found that mango polyphenols may have anti-inflammatory properties.

What does this all mean? More studies need to be done and nothing is conclusive, but we can conclude this: eating whole foods is always a good thing and mango may have added benefits beyond pure, sweet deliciousness!

Looking to get more mango into your diet? Check out these fabulous recipes ranging from savory to sweet!

  • Mango Avocado Superfood Quinoa 1 of 7
    mango avocado superfood quinoa sidedish

    Packed with superfood punch, this side dish is delicious and beautiful. 

    Make mango avocado superfood quinoa

  • Mango Lime Fruit Leather 2 of 7
    homemade mango lime fruit roll-up

    This mango-packed snack is both tangy and sweet without any added sugar.

    Make mango lime fruit leathers

  • Mango Whoopie Pie S’Mores 3 of 7
    whoopie pie s'mores with mango

    Whoopie pies? Marshmallows? Mango? Yes please! This tropical twist on a classic will make everyone happy!

    Make mango whoopie pie s'mores

  • Sunny Mango Basil Bruschetta 4 of 7
    sunny mango bruschetta

    Not your classic bruschetta, this recipe uses the unique combination of mango with bell peppers and basil. 

    Make mango basil bruschetta

  • Mango Coconut Liquado 5 of 7
    mango coconut liquado

    You don't just have to eat your mango! This fresh liquado drink is dairy-free and refreshing to the max!

    Make mango coconut liquado

  • Mango Frozen Yogurt 6 of 7
    mango flavored homemade frozen yogurt

    This cool treat delivers the health benefits of mango and yogurt.

    Make mango frozen yogurt

  • Cilantro Pesto Quesadillas with Mango Corn Salsa 7 of 7
    Cilantro Pesto Quesadillas with Mango Corn Salsa

    These quesadillas made with cilantro pesto are topped with the sweetness of corn and mango. The perfect marriage of savory and sweet!

    Make cilantro pesto quesadillas with mango corn salsa

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