I’ve added this great drink from Living Healthy because mangos are a great example of another nutrient dense food that works exceptionally well added to a fermented drink. In fact, there have been specific studies that noted water kefir, a probiotic drink made with water and kefir grains, flavored with mango juice and fermented a second time (capped for a day or two so that it fizzes) has even more benefits than many other fruits.
The nutritional benefits of mangoes are amazing:
- Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and elimination. It is is rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.
- Mango has a low glycemic index (41-60) so going a little overboard will not increase your sugar levels.
- This fruit is rich in glutamine acid– an important protein for concentration and memory.
- Mango has a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body feel fuller. Also, the fibrous fruit boosts the digestive function of the body by burning additional calories, helping in weight loss.
Living Healthy’s ratio of mango to liquid is ideal; for an even bigger health boost, substitute the water with water kefir so that you are “mixing” mango’s pre-biotic properties (food for probiotics) with the kefir grain drink!
Click on over to her Marvoulls mango water!