Zentraveler on the Mango fruit!



We have all seen these delicious looking fruits showing up everywhere in the fruit markets and they are indeed delicious to eat… mix into pancakes, add to a mango shake or a mango smoothie. I am currently residing on Bantayan Island in the Philippines where Mangos grow abundantly throughout the island and have learned to incorporate these kings of fruit into my daily diet.

“One of the most delicious and most fattening fruits, mango is truly called the ‘King of Fruits’. A tropical fruit, it comes in as many as 1000 different varieties, each of them totally delectable. Though native to Southern and Southeast Asia, the fruit is now also grown in Central and South America, Africa and the Arabian Peninsula also. Apart from being high in calories, mangoes are also rich in a large number of nutrients and hold great nutritional value. Infact, they have been known to have positive effects in case of a number of ailments. Included in this blog are numerous health and nutrition benefits of eating mangoes.

Nutritional Value of Mango
One medium sized mango comprises of:
Calories – 107
Protein – 0.84 g
Carbohydrate – 28 g
Total Fat – 0.45 g
Fiber – 3 g
Vitamin A – 6425 IU
Vitamin C – 45.7mg
Magnesium – 18 mg
Potassium – 300 mg
Calcium – 20 g
Cholesterol – 0 g
Saturated fat – 0 g
Traces of manganese, selenium, iron, sodium and phosphorus

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Mangoes: The Mango, being high in calories and carbohydrates, is good for those who are trying to gain weight. The phenolic compound found in mangoes has been found to have powerful antioxidant and anticancer properties. Being high in iron, mango is said to be very good for pregnant women as well as for people suffering from anemia. Mango is believed to be effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin.

The vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin E and selenium present in mangoes provide protection against heart disease. Mangoes have been found to be quite helpful in treating acidity and poor digestion. It is being said that the Vitamin E present in mango helps hormonal system function more efficiently and thus, boosts sex life. The anti-inflammatory properties of mango might help alleviate asthma symptoms. Other Benefits Mango has been found to be beneficial for people suffering from the following ailments: Bacterial Infections, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Eye Disorders, Hair Loss, Heat Stroke, Leucorrhea, Liver Disorders, Menstrual Disorders, Morning Sickness, Piles, Prickly Heat, Scurvy, Sinusitis, Spleen Enlargement, and Vaginitis …..adapted from lifestyle.iloveindia.com

Mangoes would be a great item for anyone to use as a daily or weekly fruit.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Individuals wishing to use supplements or alternative medicine therapies should consult with their doctor beforehand.

QUOTE: “Whatever is material shape, past, future, present, subjective or objective, gross or subtle, mean or excellent, whether it is far or near — all material shape should be seen by perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is: “This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.” Whatever is feeling, whatever is perception, whatever are habitual tendencies, whatever is consciousness, past, future, present, subjective or objective, gross or subtle, mean or excellent, whether it is far or near — all should be seen by perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is: “This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.” Zen Quotes by Buddha Gautama (born 563 B.C.)

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Earth is the only planet NOT named after God.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Photos: From a millennial perspective, photography is an art form in its infancy.

In 1839, two processes for capturing images and transferring them to a medium evolved. The Daguerreotype, named after Louis Jacques Daguerre, created a “unique, unduplicatable, laterally reversed monochromatic picture on a metal plate,” as described by Naomi Rosenblum in “A World History of Photography” (Abbeville Press). The other process produced a reversed image on paper that was then placed in contact with a chemically treated surface, exposed to sunlight, which resulted in a picture with a normal image. This process was named a Talbotype after its inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot.

The European and American culture of the 19th century had a craving for greater representations of reality. This appetite had roots in Renaissance painting and increased with developments in science and industry. Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the electromagnetic telegraph, was an early publicist and experimenter with the daguerreotype. His work with scientist John William Draper spread the knowledge of this early art, teaching famed Civil War photographer Matthew Brady.

Today, millions of photographic images are produced everyday. The age old aphorism “seeing is believing,” if written today, would include the addendum “but confirmed with a photo.” Every photo is but a fool’s image of ourselves, but it is good to recognize the fool within us. … credit… fiftythingsworthsaving website.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Eat a mango a day to improve your health! Plus they are so so tasty!

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.

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One response to “Zentraveler on the Mango fruit!

  1. Very good insight in this write-up, anime uses up a lot of of my free time.

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