Summer has arrived with all its might and brought along with it the rich bounty of delicious fruits. Known as the fruit of paradise, mango is such a sinfully tasty and delicious fruit that we often forget that it also has a number of health benefiting attributes. It is one of the most widely grown fruit in the tropics.
Mango has been given the title ‘King of Fruits’, and there are several reasons why, mango fruit benefits cover the entire gamut of essential nutrients, including minerals, vitamins, pre-biotic dietary fiber and various antioxidant compounds. When you are looking for the best food for you, your kid, or your family slicing a mango is your answer.
Most of us eat this amazing fruit because of its irresistibly delicious taste, but very few know that mangoes are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that are essential for maintaining a healthy body. Below are some more reasons to eat mangoes:
- Prevents Cancer:
One of the most important health benefits of mangoes is cancer prevention. Food scientists have proved that the polyphenols present in mangoes work effectively against certain types of cancers. Polyphenols are natural substances associated with various compounds that help in promoting good health. The polyphenols showed most effective impact on common breast and colon cancers followed by lung cancer, prostate cancer and leukemia.
- Aids Digestion:
Mangoes play a prominent role in eliminating problems such as indigestion and excess acidity. The digestive enzymes in mangoes help to promote natural, efficient digestion. The bioactive ingredients in mangoes like esters, terpenes and aldehydes contribute in enhancing appetite and also improve the function of the digestive system.
- Good eyesight:
While one cup of sliced mangoes provides at least 25 percent of Vitamin A that is required on a daily basis, there is no doubt that this contributes to good eye sight. If that’s not enough, mangoes also prevent night blindness, softening of the cornea, dryness of the eyes, itching and burning of the eyes and refractive errors and so on and so forth.
- Softer and glowing skin:
While eating mangoes keeps your skin soft and glowing, it also has benefits when one applies mango pulp to their skin for at least 10 minutes (before washing it off) to their skin as doing this will relieve the clogged pores of their skin, thus reducing acne that is a common problem.
- Respiratory Problems:
Beta-carotene has been proven to relieve Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), bronchitis and shortness of breath in smokers. Mango being a rich source of beta carotene helps cure and prevent respiratory disorders. Higher consumption of beta-carotene combined with vitamin C helps increase lung capacity thereby protecting from respiratory problems such as, acute bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema.
- Healthy Brain:
Mangoes have abundant quantities of vitamin B-6, which is vital for maintaining and improving the brain’s function. These vitamins aid in the amalgamation of the major neurotransmitters that contributes in determining mood and the modification of sleeping patterns. Mangoes naturally provide significant quantities of this vitamin. The Glutamine acid content in mangoes also improves concentration and the power of your memory.
- Cures Iron deficiency in women:
Mango being a rich source of iron, acts as a natural cure for iron deficiency and anemia. Vitamin C present in mangoes also enhances iron absorption capacity of the body from other foods. Menopausal and pregnant women are prescribed to eat ripe mangoes as whole or in the form of fruit juice to heighten the level of calcium and iron in the blood.
- Fight Heat Strokes:
Boil unripe mango in water, strain the liquid, add a pinch of salt and sugar and drink it when you come inside from the sun. This is an effective home remedy for reversing the harmful effects of a heat stroke. This refreshing drink helps to cool the body and keep it salinized. It also helps to fight prickly heat.
- Boosts Immunity:
Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene, a powerful carotenoid. This element of mango helps in to enhance the immune system of the body and make it impervious to bacteria and toxins. Excess beta-carotene is also transformed into vitamin A inside the body. Vitamin A is another antioxidant vitamin and gives you additional protection against the free radicals that can harm your internal systems.
- Weight Gain:
Mango consumption is one of the easiest ways to gain weight. 150gm of mango has around 86 calories which can be absorbed easily by the body. Moreover, mangoes contain starch, which transforms into sugar that aids in gaining weight. Some people work hard to put on weight for a variety of reasons, and mango should definitely be a part of their diet. Mango milkshakes will accelerate the process of gaining weight since they also contain milk, and are notoriously delicious!
Isn’t it really amazing? The fruit which is this tasty also has so many health benefits, so just don’t wait anymore and get a mango and enjoy its benefits with taste. And don’t forget to write your reviews, experiences or anything you think could be added to this, I’ll be waiting for it.
Eat Healthy…!! Stay Healthy…!!