Mango is not named ‘King of Fruits’ in a fluke, it has earned its stature all by itself. You can yourself compare mango with other fruits even the smell of a ripe and fresh mango can bring your appetite up. You can eat it raw like any other fruit or an alternate way could be by having it in the form of milk shake.
Mango has lots of varieties to offer. They differ in color, size, and price. You may be surprised to know that mango has a lot more to offer along with satisfying your taste buds.
Some nutritional facts about mango:
Calories: a medium size mango has about 107 calories.
Vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamin, ribloflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid and choline.
Minerals: iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, zinc and selenium.
Other minerals: Protein and carbohydrates.
We all know that fruits and vegetables are loaded with essential nutrients and fibers that are good for health. It is also suggested to increase intake of natural food as they are good for the gut and easy to digest. You can read possible health benefits for other fruits. Here are few health benefits that you can receive if you intake mangoes regularly.
- Prevents Asthma
Nowadays due pollution and unhealthy lifestyle many people suffer from asthma. But with a bowl of mango in your hand, you can be definitely sure to be safe.
Mangoes also contain vitamin c which is excellent for treatment of asthma and curing body.
- Helps to Prevent Cancer
Mangoes being rich in antioxidants help prevent cancer specifically in colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancer. Various studies have been conducted which proves that mangoes contain unique antioxidants that are not present in other fruits and vegetables. They pose a carcinogenic effect on the body cells.
- Mangoes During Pregnancy
Mangoes being rich in iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, potassium and folic acid which are absolutely vital during pregnancy. Folic acid is important for proper growth and development of the baby by proving it necessary that all the requirements are duly met. They are also rich in fiber which is essential to prevent constipation.
It also plays an important alternative for sugar craving during pregnancy. Being naturally sweetened fruit it proves to be a good alternative for cakes and pastries that can really prove harmful and increase heart burn or acidity.
Mangoes are also high in calories which are a helpful snack along with satisfying your appetite.
It can be consumed in any form raw, smoothie, shake or lassi. It will surely help you can benefit you and your growing baby.
Side note: It is important to choose natural mangos during pregnancy. The artificially ripened mangoes pose a great health risk.
- Improves Sex Drive
Mangoes help to boost sex drive. Since these are loaded with vitamin E and zinc, which are known to help fertility problems in men and women. A recent study has confirmed that it increases the sperm production in men.
It also contains beta carotene that is excellent for helping fertility issues. As when beta carotene and vitamin E combine they provide the best protection against sperm damage and sperm membrane. So next time when someone close by is facing any issue you know exactly what to suggest.
- Helps in Weight Loss
Mangoes for weight loss…?? seriously!! I can truly imagine your expressions, how can a yummy fruit aid in weight loss regime? Well, the secret lies not in the inside but outside. The skin of the fruit contains phyto-chemicals which are works for natural fat buster.
Another thing is pulp, being rich in fiber it can help your gut for easy digestion which can contribute to weight loss. Now there is one thing you can eat guilt free.
- Ideal for Bone Health
Often low intake of vitamin k is associated with various bone related problems, especially for women above 50 years who are at the risk of osteoporosis. Mangoes contain vitamin K which improves calcium absorption by your body cells.
It is important to aged people to have sufficient calcium plus vitamin K to maintain ideal bone health.
- Mangoes foe Healthy Heart
Yeah!! It takes care of your heart too. Studies have proved that mangoes help lower blood pressure which is directly related to your heart health. The minerals present in it even maintain blood sugar level and reduce body fat.
Abundant of antioxidants present in mangoes help fight free radicals that cause heart diseases.
- Boosts Immune System
Loaded with vitamin C and variety of other vitamins it helps maintain a proper immune system. It ensures that you fall less sick and promotes a healthy and strong body.
So next time when you are attacked by seasonal flu grab a bowl full this juicy mango.
- Best for Flawless Skin
Mangoes can be helpful for skin both internally and externally. You can even apply mango pulp as a face pack which repairs and exfoliate your skin. Plus you get to enjoy its pleasant aroma bonus.
It is important to note that eating the adequate amount of mangoes help in fighting pimples. It even helps in building collagen which repairs your skin. Since it is rich in vitamin A it can improve your texture and keep them moisturized.
- Helps in Diabetes
The presence of high fibers in mangoes helps diabetic patients to maintain optimum blood sugar levels. It lowers the risk of blood glucose level in type 1 diabetic patients and improves the blood glucose for type 2 diabetics.
Eating 1 cup of mango provides enough fiber per day from the fruit.
- Fights Heat Stroke
You may have heard or tried this at home during extreme summers. Ripe mango this technique was effectively used by my grandmother during summers to protect us from heat waves.
Raw mangoes can be extremely energizing and provide a cooling effect for the body.
The adequate amount of sodium and potassium present in mangoes help retain body fluids useful for preventing heat strokes.
Stop breaking your banks with over the counter treatments when you can gain benefits from natural sources. You may be delighted to know the benefits that are available at our home which can be extremely beneficial for you and your family.
A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. So, eat natural, stay healthy.
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