It’s the season of “King of Fruits” – mangoes. There is hardly anyone who does not like the juicy fruit that comes as a refreshing boon during hot and humid summer days.
Here are 10 health benefits of mangoes that will give you more reasons to relish the yellow pulp:
1. Prevents cancer
Mango has antioxidant compounds like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, along with abundant enzymes, that may help prevent colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
2. Controls cholesterol
Mango is rich in fiber, pectin and vitamin C that help lower the “bad cholesterol” – Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL).
3. Takes care of skin
Mango is useful in protecting the skin from clogged pores and pimples. Put thin slices a mango on your face for about 15 minutes and then wash your face to get a healthier skin.
4. Alkalizes the body
Mango contains tartaric acid, malic acid and traces of citric acid that naturally alkalizes the body.
5. Good for the eyes
One cup of mango provides 25% of the total daily dose of vitamin A needed by the body for maintaining eye health.
6. Helps in weight gain
If you are too skinny and want to put on weight in a healthy way, go for mangoes. It has been found that 150 gm of mango contains around 86 calories. These calories can be easily absorbed by the body. Mangoes also contain starch that are converted to sugar post consumption.
7. Immunity booster
Mangoes are abundant in vitamins A and C. Besides, they contain as many as 25 different carotenoids. In short, have mangoes ever day to have a strong and healthy immunity system.
8. Helps in digestion
The high enzyme content in mangoes helps breaking down of protein, while the rich fiber not only aids in digestion but also helps in elimination.
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9. For diabetes patients too
Thanks to its relatively low glycemic index (41-60), mangoes don’t trigger blood sugar levels if you have it in moderate quantity.
10. Regulates sex hormones
Mangoes are rich in vitamin E that regulates sex hormones as well as increases sex drive.