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We shouldn't have to tell you to eat mangos because they are delicious, but they're also crazy good for you!
Like most fruit, mangos are loaded with vitamin C, but they've also got loads of Vitamin A to fight viral infections. Plus, they are great for flu season because they are filled with beta-carotene which helps keep your immune system going strong.
Check out the video above in which Margaux J. Rathbun explains ALL the health benefits mangos have to offer in full detail!
If you're looking for a New Year's resolution as we head into 2012, think about vowing to include more squash in your diet!
It's loaded with vitamins A, B and C to boost your immune system and energy levels. There's also plenty of potassium and fiber!
Find out more reasons to eat squash, plus suggestions for preparing it, from Margaux J. Rathbun in the short video above!
In Burkina Faso, a small village in Africa, people have to cherish the small things in life — like sweet potatoes.
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world, and orange sweet potatoes have a lot of it.
Said Fatiba, a village native and mother of three:
"The orange sweet potato has Vitamin A. Our white sweet potato does not. I want my family to eat the orange one to make them healthier."
In America, sweet potato fries are a novel side dish, in Africa they’re a way of life.
Good to put things in perspective every once in while.
[Image via AP Images.]