Mangos taste so good that you forget how healthy they are. Here are healthy reasons why you should stock up on this king of fruits.
Nutrition by the numbers
1 cup contains the following percentages applied to daily value
75 percent vitamin C- antioxidant and immune booster
24 percent vitamin A- antioxidant and vision
12 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins- hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention
10 percent healthy probiotic fiber
8 percent copper- a co-factor for various vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells
8 percent potassium- balances out your high sodium intake
5 percent magnesium
Mango prevents cancer
Researches have shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancers and leukemia. These compounds are isoquercitrin, quercetin, fisetin, astragalin, methylgallat and gallic acid as well as the abundant enzymes.
Mango decreases cholesterol levels
Levels of vitamin C, pectin and fiber found in a high level in mango help to decrease serum cholesterol levels, specifically LDL- the bad stuff.
Mango clears the skin
This tasty and super flashy yellow- colored fruit can be used both externally and internally for your skin. A mango clears clogged pores and eliminates pimples.
Mango for Eye health
1 cup of sliced mangoes supplies 24 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents dry eyes and night blindness.
Mango alkalizes the whole body
The malic acid, a trace of citric acid and tartaric acid found in the mango help to maintain the alkali reserve of your body.
Mango helps in diabetes
Leaves of mango help normalize insulin levels in your blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then drinking the filtered decoction after you wake up. Mango fruit also has a relatively low glycemic index so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.
Mango improves sex
Mangos are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the well known connection between vitamin E and sex drive was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, recent researches have shown balanced proper amounts as from whole food does help in this area.
Mango improves digestion
Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes in order to break down protein. There are many fruits, including mango, which has this healthful quality. The fiber in mangos also helps elimination and digestion.
Remedy for Heat Stroke
Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down your body and prevent harm to it. From an ancient medicine viewpoint, the reason people often get diuretic and exhausted while visiting equatorial climates is because the strong energy of sun is burning up the body, especially the muscles. The kidneys become overloaded with the toxins from this process.
Mango boosts immune system
The generous amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C in mango, plus 26 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system strong and healthy.