Benefits of eating mangoes this season
Mangoes are back! It not only tastes good but has many health and beauty benefits.
If you’ve not been eating it, realising numerous benefits of mango, your love for this fruit will increase manifold.
Now is the time to eat it whole as a delicious healthy snack, make a smoothie with it or even mash and use as part of your beauty regime!
Here are some of the reasons you should eat mangoes:
Aids good digestion
The enzymes in mangoes help in breaking down protein content in the body. Enriched with fibre, mangoes aid good digestion and prevents many stomach related diseases.
It helps in prevents and fights cancer
Mangoes contain antioxidants such as quercetin, fisetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, gallic acid and methyl gallate. All these properties protect our body against breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and leukaemia.
Helps in maintaining cholesterol level and regulating diabetes
Eating mango leaves are great to regulate diabetes. So, people suffering from diabetes should boil 5-6 mango leaves in a vessel. Soak it overnight and drink the filtered decoction early in the morning. Also, mango has a low glycemic index, eating mango in moderation will not increase your blood sugar level.
Mangoes contain high level of vitamin C, fibre and pectin making it a perfect fruit that helps in controlling high cholesterol level.
So if you’re diabetic or looking to lose weight, restrict yourself to eating one mango per day. Dice up the pulp and throw it into your smoothie. Eat it whole as a delicious healthy snack.
Looking to gain weight?
If you are looking to gain weight, however, then splurge on mangoes. By the end of the mango season, you will be looking chubby and frosh.
Mangoes are high in Vitamin K which enhances calcium absorption to prevent bone fracture.
An Aphrodisiac fruit
Mango is also known as the ‘love fruit’. It has aphrodisiac qualities which also increase virility in men. So, have mangoes and enhance your love and passion.
Improves your eyesight
It contains an antioxidant called “Zeaxanthin”, which plays a protective role in eye health and macular degeneration. Mangoes are also loaded with vitamin A, making it a perfect fruit to improve eyesight. It also prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
Good for your heart
The fibre, potassium and vitamin content helps to ward off heart disease.
For skin and hair
Eat mangoes to get flawless skin. This is another benefit of eating mangoes. It cleanses your skin from deep inside your body. Mangoes are great for your skin and hair because they have a high Vitamin A content. It also treats pores and gives a glow to your skin.
Mangoes are very high in beta-carotene which prevents asthma.
Mangoes aid digestion and neutralize stomach acidity because they are high in fibre and pectin.
Help in strengthening immune system
Mangoes also contain vitamin C, A and other different kinds of carotenoids. All these essential nutrients are beneficial for your immune system keeping it strong and healthy.
They are rich in iron and therefore recommended for pregnant women.
Use it as a body scrub
Apart from eating, applying mango scrub on your body gives you a smoother and tender skin. You can make a paste by mashing mangoes and adding honey and milk to it. Gently massage and leave on for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off to get a great skin.
They prevent body weakness and improve poor stamina because they are high in Vitamins C and E.
It is very rich in antioxidants which prevents premature aging.
Improves concentration and memory
If you find it difficult to concentrate and have low memory, then gorge on mangoes. They not only help in improving your concentration but also boost your memory.
Contains high iron content
The high iron content in mango is a natural remedy for anaemic people. Also, women should eat mangoes to increase the iron level and calcium content in their bodies.