10 Reasons to Eat Mangoes

Surprising Benefits of Mangoes

They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, cleanse your skin, and make the perfect snack  and could very well be considered to be the king of all fruits.
Here are 17 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day.

Nutrition chart
One cup of mangoes contain
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 (balances out our high sodium intake)
4 percent magnesium

1. Fights cancer
Mangoes contain the Antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat which protect the body against colon, breast, prostrate cancer and leukemia.

2. Keeps cholesterol in check
Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure.

3. Skin cleanser
Mangoes help you unclog your pores and add freshness to the face. Mangoes are applicable to any skin type. They help clear clogged pores that cause acne. Just slice a mango into thin pieces & place them on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and then take bath or wash your face and see the results.

4. Mangoes Alkalizes the body
According to natural health school.com, mango is rich in tartaric acid, malic acid and traces of citric acid that primarily help in maintaining the alkali reserve of the body.

5. Mangoes Facilitate Weight loss
Mango has a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body feel fuller. Also, the fibrous fruit boosts the digestive function of the body by burning additional calories, helping in weight loss.

6. Mangoes Help to Regulate 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.

Mango has a low glycemic index (41-60) so going a little overboard will not increase your sugar levels.

7. Mangoes are an Aphrodisiac
Mango has aphrodisiac qualities and is also called the ‘love fruit’. Mangoes increase the virility in men. Vitamin E, which is abundantly present in mangoes, helps to regulate sex hormones and will boost the sex drive.

8. Mangoes Help Maintain Good Eye Care
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.

9. Helps in digestion
Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and colon elimination. It is is rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.

10. Heat stroke
When the sun is bogging you down this summer, a mango can be very cooling and refreshing.
Simply chop of a mango in a juicer; add a little water and a tbsp of sugar free or honey. This juice will instantly cool you down and prevent heat stroke.

11. Strengthens your immune
The deadly combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your bodies immune system healthy.

12. Mangoes For Beauty
Use Mangoes as a Body scrub. Make a paste of mashed mango, honey and milk & apply as a body scrub, you will feel that your skin is silky, soft, tender and smooth.

13. Aids concentration and memory
Studying, Working, Pregnant, Nursing, or even Aging, ADD or ADHD?
Mango is rich in glutamine acid– an important protein for concentration and memory.
Feed mangoes to children who find it difficult to concentrate on studies.

14. Mangoes Offer a High iron for women
Mango is rich in iron, hence it is a great natural solution for people suffering from anemia. Menopausal and pregnant women can indulge in mangoes to increase their iron levels and calcium at the same time.

15. Mangoes Reduce the Risk of  Kidney Stones 
In Chinese medicine, mangoes are considered sweet and sour with a cooling energy also capable of reducing the risk of kidney stone formation.

16. Mangoes are a Perfect Snack
Instead of snacking on unhealthy chips and cookies, why not feast on slices of mangoes instead. They are perhaps one of the tastiest dehydrated fruits of all.

17. Mangoes Are a Great Stomach Tonic 
Before going to bed put some 10 or 15 mango leaves in warm water and close it with lid. The next day morning filter the water and drink it in empty stomach. Do this regularly.

 

Read the another article here: http://preventdisease.com/news/13/051713_17-Reasons-Why-You-Need-a-Mango-Every-Day.shtml Mae Chang holds degrees in both physiology and nutritional sciences. She is also blogger and and technology enthusiast with a passion for disseminating information about health.

 

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