Today, I’m writing about a fruit which is nicknamed “the King of Fruits”. That’s interesting. This fruit gets that nickname as a result of its many benefits to the human body. I’m talking about Mangoes. A mango is a red or green fruit with juicy, sweet, orange, yellow pulp and a large pit. It is a delicious fruits.
One cup of mangoes (225 gms contain) contains the following percentages that apply to daily value.
76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
25 percent vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
9 percent healthy probiotic fibre
9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
4 percent magnesium
Mangoes are very low in saturated fat and sodium. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin B6, as well as a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Mangoes are rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium and copper. Mangoes are rich in fiber, so if you have at least one mango every day in your diet, you are almost guaranteed to prevent constipation, piles and symptoms of a spastic colon. Research and studies published at Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety have demonstrated that dietary fiber has a positive effect on eliminating degenerative diseases, including certain cancers and heart conditions.
Health Benefits of Mangoes
- Fights against cancer
Research have shown that antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
- Lowers Cholesterol
The high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres in mangoes help to lower serum cholesterol levels.
- Cleanses the skin
Mangoes clear clogged pores and make the face fresh.
- Aids digestion
Enzymes in Mango help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and elimination.
- Promotes Brain health
Mangoes have abundant quantities of vitamin B-6, which is vital for maintaining and improving the brain’s function.
- Helps diabetes
Not only the fruit but the leaves of mangoes are healthy too. For people suffering from diabetes, just boil 5-6 mango leaves in a vessel, soak it through night and drink the filtered decoction in the morning. This is helps in regulating your insulin levels.
- Improves Eye health
Did you know that mango is rich in vitamin A. One cup of sliced mangoes equals 25% intake of your daily need of vitamin A. Mangoes help in promoting good eye sight, fights dry eyes and also prevent night blindness.
- Helps fight heat stroke
Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm from overheating.
- Boosts the immune system
The deadly combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy.
Mangoes also aids memory, reduces kidney stones, and are very good snacks.
So, go ahead and take that mango, one per day is good enough. To a healthier you!!
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