Mangoes have nutritional benefits that are especially valuable during pregnancy. An average sized mango provides nearly 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement and is especially high in the antioxidant beta-carotene. Mangoes also have nutritional benefits like 4 grams of dietary fiber that help prevent bouts of constipation.
If you have an upset stomach, mangoes contain enzyme also known as papaya enzyme that aids in digestion and helps break down proteins. Plus like bananas, mangoes are an excellent source of potassium, which can keep blood pressure low.
When buying mangoes, test the ripeness by smelling and lightly squeezing. A ripe mango gives off a fruity smell from the stem and end and yields slightly to gentle pressure.
The best way to eat a mango is raw. Or perhaps you may want to enjoy the luscious flavor in a salad or smoothie. Try blending a cut mango with apple juice and ice. Beware the juice can stain clothes permanently.