Nourish yourself from the inside out with delicious get-well beauty foods like mangos. Mangos are high in Vitamin C, which is integral for collagen formation in your skin, wound healing, immune function and fighting off damaging free radicals. You only need one cup of mango to give you 100 per cent of the recommended minimum intake of Vitamin C for your day. Mango is also an excellent source of Vitamin A, a nutrient that is also a powerful antioxidant, important for immune function and helps to maintain healthy glowing skin.
Eat this feel-good food that provides important nutrients needed for proper brain function — folate and Vitamin B6. Mangoes can be used in a variety of dishes, from breakfast to snacks and desserts, to main courses. Try them in this summer-fresh salad for a boost of health and beauty benefits for the entire family!
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Rejuvenating Mango Salad
2 mangos, peeled and cubed
1 small-medium jicama, peeled and cubed
1 large avocado, peeled and cubed
4 radishes, sliced thinly
Handful fresh cilantro, chopped (optional, or sub curly parsley)
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
Dash sea salt
1 green onion, sliced (green tops only)
Directions 1. Add mango, jicama, avocado, radish, cilantro and green onion in a medium bowl.
2. In a small bowl, mix the lime and lemon juice with the apple cider and dash of salt. Pour mixture over the mango mixture and gently combine. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
By Jenna Kress, RD, CDE
Jenna is owner and creator of Naked Face Nutrition, a blog dedicated to health and wellness. Jenna is passionate about the influence of nutrition and lifestyle in beauty and the healthy aging process. She is also a makeup artist, ride motivator at Wheelhouse Cycle Club and aspires to encourage, empower and inspire her clients to become confident, healthier versions of themselves.
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