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Calories In Mango

Mango is one of those exotic fruits that most people eat on occasion, but is growing in popularity. In one ripened, medium size mango there are 140 calories.  The calories in Mango may differ depending on the size of the fruit, but for the most part, mangoes contain between 130-150 calories.

Some people think that the sweeter the mango is, the more sugar it contains. The sweeter the flavor does not necessarily mean that there is more sugar in the fruit or more calories.  This seems to be a myth, however nutritionists and food experts are always arguing this point.
Mangoes contain a variety of antioxidants and vitamins that make them one of the better fruits to eat.  The fruit is rich in B vitamins and contains the powerful antioxidants vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

Mangoes are also a good source of fiber which help keep the digestive tract operating efficiently.  In one standard size mango there are about 4 grams of fiber. The fruit is a healthy snack, especially for breakfast, because of the antioxidants and free radical fighting properties found in the flesh of the fruit.

While there are not a lot of calories in mango, they should still be eaten in moderation if you are trying to restrict your diet and lose weight. Eating a half a mango at a time, rather than a full one, can help you cut back on calories.

Suzanne Somers

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