The Magic of Mangoes

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From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah

As a doctor it really pains me to see more and more people getting lifestyle diseases at such younger ages. Teenage girls are troubled with premature puberty, PCOD, hypothyroid and even diabetes. Young men are obese and sick all the time. Digestive disorders, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel are common in them. Young married couples face diabetes, hypertension, and even infertility. Breast cancer is no longer rare in women in their 30’s and 40’s.

Despite what we see around us, it’s normal to think that this only happens to someone else. But it’s the culture we are living in, and anyone who is a part of this is prone to the effects of it. The very best insurance is prevention. I always hear comments about how eating healthy is expensive, and honestly it’s a lot cheaper than eating out or eating ready made packaged foods. And it’s way cheaper than the cost of medicines, hospitals and doctors. Most importantly its FUN.

I admit that changing habits can be difficult. That’s what SHARAN helps you with. Make Health your Habit and you will have an insurance that lasts a lifetime.


Testimonial of Paula Ribeiro

Paula Ribeiro, is type 1 diabetic since the age of 16 years. She also suffers from hypothyroid. Watch her video of her  21-day journey with SHARAN. She was on 8 units long acting insulin plus upto 24 units of short acting insulin. In just 21 days she was on only 3 units of long acting insulin and 9 units of short acting insulin per day!

Mango Mousse

Cool yourself with this delicious mango mousse, which is sugar-free and dairy-free too, and so easy to make!


  • 1 kg mango pulp

  • 200 gms dates

  • 3 tbs husk/wheat bran

  • 300 gms banana

For the crust:

  • 1 kg grated coconut

  • 300 gms dates

  • Crushed nuts to bind


Spread a layer as the crust base. Blend the mousse ingredients and spoon on top. Freeze and serve.

Serves 15-20

Food for Thought


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Mangoes are more than just SWEET!

Mother Nature is amazing! She packs the sweetest fruits with doses of nutrition so that we enjoy and be healthy too. A true mother indeed!

Mangoes, her latest offering in the summer season, are so delicious, people rarely think about the array of health benefits they provide! Did you know that mangoes are high in nutrients too? No wonder this superfood is entitled ‘the king of fruits’!

Read on to know how mangoes help your health….

1. Alkalizes the whole body

Mangoes are high in potassium and magnesium and help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.

2. Lowers Cholesterol

The fruit consists of high levels of fibre and Vitamin C which help lower the bad cholesterol.

3. Improves Eye health

Mangoes are rich in vitamin A, so they are good for your eyes too!

4. Helps in Digestion

Fibre rich, mangoes ease digestion and elimination

5. Helps with Heat Stroke

Yes the raw mango drink does the trick! It helps to cool down the body.

6. Prevents Cancer

Research states that the antioxidant compounds in the mango fruit are found to protect the body against different types of cancer.

7. Asthma prevention

Beta-carotene found in mangoes reduces the risk of developing asthma.

8. Helps in Diabetes

Yes mangoes help to normalise insulin levels in blood. Also it has a relatively low glycemic index.

9. Good for the Heart too

The fibre, potassium and vitamin content in mangoes all help to ward off heart disease.

10. Rich in iron

Especially recommended for menopausal and pregnant women.

This newsletter was compiled by SHARAN Associate Reyna K Rupani, who is based in Mumbai. She facilitates the Six Weeks to Health & Weight loss program and also conducts Health talks for schools, groups, corporates and more. Find out how she has benefited in so many ways by going on a whole plant-based diet here

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