By Sewe Ishola,
Mangoes are in season and the folks at Eat Right Africa have brought us 5 ways to eat this amazing nature’s gift to mankind.
Science has proven time after time that mangoes contain antioxidants that protect against several kinds of cancers. e.g. colon, breast, leukaemia and prostate cancers. Serum cholesterol levels is lowered by the high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C contained in mangoes.
Alongside the immune system booster function, mangoes help improve the skin’s health; externally on the skin, as a body scrub, high levels of vitamin A in mangoes help clear pores and eliminate pimples, vitamin A also improves eye health, prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
Mangoes also help maintain the body’s alkaline reserve. Mangoes aid digestion because they contain enzymes that break down protein. Consuming moderate amounts will not spike up blood sugar levels due to the fruit’s low glycemic index.
Unripe mangoes and the fruit’s leaves are often used as medicine. Fresh mango juice helps the body cool down in cases of heat strokes.
The numerous benefits of mangoes extend to the fruit’s protein – glutamine acid, that aids concentration and memory, its richness in iron, it’s capacity to reduce the risk of kidney stones. Snacking on mangoes regularly is a healthy habit to cultivate whether you’re aiming to lose weight or not, mango is a super fruit, packed with awesomeness for everyone!