The Health Benefits of Mango

It’s that time of year–mango is making its way in season and is absolutely delicious! Aside from being a popular ingredient in our dishes and drinks at Zoëtry Wellness and Spa Resorts (if you haven’t tried our Mango Tango or Mango Daquiri, you must!), mango also has numerous health benefits. We’ve listed a few of them below so next time you’re at the grocery store, be sure this yummy fruit makes its way into your cart!

Mango Lowers Cholesterol: Mango is rich in fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels.

Mango Helps the Skin: Mango can be used on the skin to unclog pores and eliminate acne.

Mango Improves Digestion: Like the papaya, mango has enzymes that break down protein allowing it to aid in digestion.

Mango Boosts Your Immune System: Mango contains large amounts of vitamins A and C to help keep your immune system healthy and strong.

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Three Reasons to Drink Fruit Smoothies

There’s something extremely refreshing about delicious fruit on a warm, sunny day! And for many guests, a poolside fruit cocktail is the way to go when soaking up the sun at Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts. However, for others, especially those mommies-to-be who are babymooning with us, an alcoholic beverage is not their drink of choice. When this is the case, our bartenders and staff are happy to make mocktails or refreshing fruit smoothies as an alternative. And believe it or not, fruit smoothies actually have a number of health benefits.

Here’s three reasons why you should incorporate smoothies into your diet:

Smoothies Keep You Hydrated: Starting your day with a smoothies will help you get hydrated and since you’ll be sitting beachside most of the day, staying hydrated is important. Here’s a tip: on extra hot days, add several ice cubes to your smoothie to add more water!

Smoothies Provide Energy: The high carbohydrate content of fruits in your smoothie provides energy to fuel your body. Fruits such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries and papaya offer both simple sugars for a quick burst of energy and complex carbohydrates for a longer-lasting energy supply.

Smoothies Add Fiber to Your Diet: Since fruit smoothies include whole fruit and not just juice, they can add fiber to your daily diet. Kiwi, cherries, strawberries, papaya and bananas each contributes 3g per cup of sliced fruit so be sure to add these fruits to your drink as much as possible!

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