Mango Health Benefits

Girija Shinde Mar 14, 2019
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The fruit which has the maximum popularity the world over is mango. Know more about the extra qualities of your favorite fruit through this write-up on mango health benefits.
The magnificent color, the juicy pulp, and the heavenly taste is what a mango is all about. There must be hardly anyone whose taste buds aren't tempted due to this wonderful fruit.
Did you know that besides good taste there are many other benefits of mangoes too? This fruit contains about 1g protein, about 1% iron, 1% calcium, 65% calories, 15% vitamin A, and 46% vitamin C. No wonder then that it is one of the healthiest fruits. Here are some of the health benefits of this fruit.

Lowers Risk of Cancer

Mangoes contain a soluble dietary fiber known as pectin. It was recently discovered that pectin decreases the action of protein called galectin 9, which is said to be present in cancerous cells, and plays an important role in preventing cancer.
Also, the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer has said that the possibility of the cancer of gastrointestinal tract can be reduced by the intake of lots of fibers. A compound that is present in mangoes, known as lupeol, is said to suppress the tumor cells of prostate cancer.

Beneficial for Anemia

Mangoes contain iron and so they are beneficial for people suffering from anemia. This fruit can also be beneficial for pregnant woman, as they require high content of iron and are often prescribed iron tablets.
So, instead of taking iron supplements, pregnant women can include iron-rich foods like mangoes in their diet, which can provide them with iron and also satisfy their taste buds.

Weight Gain

One of the health benefits of mangoes is weight gain. 100 g of mangoes contain about 85 calories. Not only this, they also contain starch that gets converted into sugar, which definitely helps in weight gain. So, mangoes are good news for people striving hard for some extra weight.
Mango milkshakes said to be more beneficial for weight gain, as it also contains milk.

High Content of Vitamins

Prevention from heart attack is also one of the benefit of mango. This fruit contains vitamin A, vitamin E, and selenium, which are said to prevent heart diseases and also lower cholesterol. The antioxidants present in mangoes are also said to prevent heart disease.
Vitamin E in this fruit not only helps the heart, but also boosts the sex drive. The theory is that Vitamin E helps the hormonal system to function properly and hence boosts the libido. Vitamin C, along with calcium, is said to cure and prevent internal hemorrhage.

Helps Digestion

Cure of acidity and digestion are some of the mango health benefits. This fruit contains an enzyme that is said to help digestion. Esters, terpenes, and aldehydes are some of the bio-active ingredients present in mangoes that are said to increase appetite and also improve digestion.

Treats Acne

Enhancing beauty is also one of the benefit of mangoes. This fruit can treat acne as it is said to open the clogged pores of the skin. Unclogging the pores can be an effective way to get rid of acne.
For this benefit, you don't have to include a mango in your diet daily; all you have to do is remove the mango pulp and apply it on the skin for about 10 minutes, and then wash it.
Eating mangoes is beneficial in conditions like fever, prickly heat, piles, morning sickness, and hair loss. After knowing so many health benefits of this fruit, everyone will surely include this King of Fruits in their diets!
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