Mango Flaxseed Smoothies and its benefits
Mangoes are everyone’s favorite. This fruit, which is our national fruit, is loved by everyone. This is available only in summer and does great help when it comes to our health. Flaxseeds, are the richest sources of a plant-based omega-3 fatty acids in the world and it’s the best source of lignans in human diets.
So why drink mango flaxseed smoothie:
As for mangoes they …
#1 Prevents cancer:
Research has proved that the antioxidants in mangoes do a lot of favor to our health and help to fight different types of cancers. Colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancer can be prevented by having mangoes. The components like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, and enzymes are present in mangoes.
#2 Lowers cholesterol:
It also lowers cholesterol as they contain high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin c which helps in the reduction of high cholesterol and some other bad stuff in the body such as Low- density Lipoproteins.
#3 Clears the skin:
To clear clogged pores pimples, mangoes can be taken. It clears the face. And can be used for internal and external use.
#4 Improves eye health:
Vitamin A is the most important thing for good eyesight. One cup of sliced mangoes contains 25% of daily need of vitamin A.
#5 Alkalizes the Whole Body:
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid help in maintaining the alkali reserve of the body.
Some studies also prove it:
According to one Australian research, mangoes are good for health as they contain certain bioactive compounds.
Mangoes contain a great amount of beta-carotene, which is known to protect the body from many diseases- says a report published by the Iowa department of public health of beta- carotene.
Mangoes is one of the most nutrient fruits which contain more than 20 different minerals and vitamins.
A report published by the Oklahoma state university says that it contains many minerals and phytochemicals that are found to have positive effects on body fat and glucose which helps in maintaining body fat and control blood sugar.
Mangoes help fight free radicals that cause heart diseases as it is a rich source of beta-carotene.
In another study conducted by the University of Madras, magnifier which is a primary component in mangoes lowers cholesterol levels. It increases the levels of Hdl, the good cholesterol.
Further, it also helps in treating diabetes, promote healthy sex, improve digestion and does much more.
These seeds are the most powerful plant food as they contain many substances which help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
There are many benefits of flax seeds like reducing the risk of various different cancers and, they are very good to be consumed daily as they improve digestion, weight loss and so on. The 10 main benefits of flax seeds is that they are:
- High in fiber, but low in carbs
- Healthy skin and hair
- Weight loss
- Lower cholesterol
- Flaxseeds are Gluten free
- Flaxseeds are high in antioxidants (Lignans)
- Digestive health
- Flax seeds for cancer
- Carbs and fiber
- Fights against various cancers
Here are some Mango Flaxseed Smoothies recipes we like:
#1 Mango flaxseed smoothie:
1) 1 c silk coconut milk, original
2) 1/2c frozen mango chunks
3) 1/2 of a medium banana, cut into chunks and frozen
4) 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
Put some frozen fruit in a blender. Add some coconut milk, then sprinkle ground flaxseed into and blend. If mixture looks too thick, then add some more coconut milk, water or fruit juice to make it thin.
#2 Mango banana smoothie:
- 1/3 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 banana
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and add an extra splash of milk if necessary.
#3 Mango- peach roasted flax smoothie:
- 2 mangos
- ½ cup of canned peaches
- ¼ cup of syrup in canned peaches
- ½ cup of roasted flax
- 1 cup skim milk
- ½ cup vanilla ice- cream
- 1 table spoon honey
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Use mint leaves to garnish.
#4 Keitt mango and flax smoothie:
- 2 Keitt mango peeled pitted and frozen
- 2 cups milk or soy milk
- 2 tablespoons organic low glycemic agave syrup
- 1 tablespoon roasted organic golden flax seed
- 1 cup ice cubes
Place all the items mentioned above in a two-liter blender. Begin on low speed and blend it until dark is smooth and easy to pour.
#5 Secret Ingredients mango green smoothie:
- ½ Cups frozen mango pieces
- 1 ripe banana, cut into chunks
- 1 cup packed baby spinach leaves
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
- ¾ cup almond breeze unsweetened vanilla almond milk cashew milk blend
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and serve immediately.