As it goes now, it seems like every food or fruit we consume has a certain health benefit. That is quite true, for any real food or fruit you eat, you expect to get something beneficial to your health in return.
Today, we are looking at one of the most nutritious and delicious fruits we know – The mango fruit. This is one of those fruits that as child, I always anticipated its season every year. Savoring this delicious and succulent fruit every season, no one would ever think about its immense health benefits.
Mango, also known as the “king of fruits” by many could be very nutritious and beneficial to health. Beyond the sweet, luscious taste of mangoes, they also contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that assure optimum health. They also come in various shapes, sizes and colors.
Antioxidant compounds in mangoes have been found to help protect against colon, breast, and prostate cancers.
Mangoes aids in maintaining the alkali reserve of the body, due to its presence of tartaric acid, malic acid and citric acid.
Due to high levels of fiber and vitamin C in mangoes,they help in lowering cholesterol.
When in it is juicy form, it helps in dealing with dehydration.
The mango fruit also helps in improving eye health. The presence of vitamin A in the fruit helps in promoting good eyesight, preventing night blindness and dry eyes.
The large amount of Vitamins A & C in mangoes, in addition to carotenoids aids in keeping your immune system healthy and strong.
Mangoes are rich in iron, which makes them beneficial for people suffering from anemia.
This nutritious fruit also aids in digestion.
Mangoes also aids in promoting brain health as it contains an abundant quantity of vitamin B6.
Also the bio-active ingredients in mangoes like esters, terpenes and aldehydes aids in enhancing appetite and also improve the function of the digestive system.
Mangoes, due to the presence of high pectin, a soluble fiber that efficiently contributes to lower cholesterol levels in the blood, aids in preventing cancer.
Mangoes are rich in iron, which makes them beneficial for people suffering from anemia. They are also very beneficial for pregnant women.
The high amount of vitamin A and C in mangoes help to produce collagen proteins inside the body, thus slows the signs of aging.
Have it in mind that there are certain allergies that mangoes can cause. They contain urushiol, which is a toxic resin that can cause dermatitis. Also, excessive consumption, (especially bad ones) could result to stooling.