New Delhi: A hot summer day is incomplete without a tall glass of chilled shake and if your glass of summer cooler comes with weight loss benefits then there could not be anything better than that. Summer is a season of fresh and delicious fruits that offer extra dose of nutrients. From refreshing watermelon to sweet mangoes, there are so many options to choose from. Out of all, mango and banana shake remain the two most preferred choice of drinks among people to beat the heat. The two drinks are delicious, packed with health-friendly nutrients, fiber and are quite filling, some of the properties that can help people lose some kilos. In the article, we will decide which one out of the two is better and how many calories they contain.
Mangoes are the most loved summer special fruit. The king of fruit is loaded with the benefits of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and folate. It can help in the formation of blood vessels and healthy collagen, which can speed up the healing process. Mangoes are also rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that supports eye health and prevents eye diseases.
165-gram of sliced mango contains:
1.4 g of protein
0.6g of fat
The antioxidant and nutrient content in mangoes can protect the body from free radical damage and can keep you healthy. Mangoes contain fewer calories but are filling due to high fiber content. It increases satiety and prevents you from unhealthy munching. The naturally sweet fruit can also help to curb your craving for unhealthy foods. According to a 2014 Japanese study, eating mangoes might reduce the risk of colon cancer and can be good for your heart, skin and hair health.
Banana is an evergreen fruit and is extremely dense in nutrients. Rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Many believe that banana is fattening, but on the contrary, it can support your weight if you include it in your diet correctly. Bananas can help to reduce bloating, promote the feeling of fullness and make an excellent post-workout fruit.
100 grams of sliced banana contains:
1.1 g Protein
22.8 g Carbs
Banana contains fiber, which can help in the easy passage of stool and prevent constipation. When your digestive system is healthy, your metabolism will work better and you will lose weight effectively. The yellow fruits also make an excellent post-workout snack. It is rich in glucose, which gives instant energy, much required after an intense workout session and its potassium content can help to ward off post-workout muscle cramps and dizziness. Banana also helps to boost metabolism and keeps you fuller for a longer time.
Comparing the nutrient content and the contribution to weight loss, the banana shake is better than the mango shake. Even in terms of calorie content, banana shake is a much-preferred option for weight watchers. A regular glass of unsweetened mango shake contains 170 calories whereas a regular glass of unsweetened banana shake contains only 150 calories. If you are watching your calorie intake banana shake is a better option. Drinking it post-workout can help in speedy recovery. But mango shake also has health benefits and you can add it to your diet sometimes.
Here are a few tips to make your shake more healthy
Prepare your shake at home
Use only skimmed milk for it
Add maple syrup, honey or jaggery in place of sugar
Sprinkle some nuts and seeds on top of it