Summer has arrived with all its might and brought along with it the rich bounty of delicious fruits. But our topic of discussion here is none other than the king of fruits- Mango. Mango is considered as one of the most delicious and healthiest fruits. The health benefits of mangoes come from its rich content of nutrients, bioactive compounds and fibre. Let us have a look at the top benefits of mangos:
This is undoubtedly on of the most effective benefits of eating mangoes daily. The high level of fibres and enzymes in Mangoes helps in preventing gastrointestinal disorders and improves digestion. It improves the condition of the gastrointestinal tract by nurturing the healthy bacteria. High fibre content in mangoes also helps in treating problems of constipation. Mangoes are rich in both soluble and insoluble fibres that regulate bowel movement.
Eating mangoes regularly can keep cholesterol levels in check. The high vitamin C, pectin and fibre content present in mangoes helps lower cholesterol levels, especially the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides in the blood. At the same time, they help increase the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol.
Mangoes are also food for your eyes. The high amount of vitamin A present in mangoes is an important nutrient for eye health. Vitamin A promotes good eyesight and prevents various eye-related disorders like night blindness, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes, soft cornea and general ocular discomfort. Also, the flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin present in mangoes are essential for good vision.
BENEFICIAL FOR ANAEMIA
Iron is one of the most significant nutrients; its deficiency may lead to several severe health issues including anaemia. You can provide your body a notable amount of iron by consuming one serving of mango juice every day. Mango juice is very advantageous for the to-be-mothers as they require a high content of iron.
BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM
The high level of vitamin A in mangoes assists proper maintenance of the immune system. It helps in maintaining healthy skin and mucosal membranes thereby limiting the entry of harmful pathogens through the skin. It boosts up pathogen formation thereby helping fight infections. Vitamin C stimulates white blood cell formation and coupled with vitamin E and carotenoids boost the immune power.
Glutamine- an important amino acid present in mangoes helps enhance brain functioning by boosting 2 of the most essential neurotransmitters of the brain- Glutamic acid and Gamma- aminobutyric acid (GABA). Glutamine nourishes the brain and supplies energy to it thus making us more alert, sharp and quick witted. Glutamic acid also plays an important role in increasing concentration.
Mangoes are considered a great aphrodisiac fruit, giving them the nickname ‘love fruit’. Being a rich source of vitamin E, mangoes help regulate the sex hormones and boost libido. Plus, mangoes have magnesium and potassium, the essential nutrients required in the production of sex hormones. Mangoes also boost histamine production in men, which is necessary to reach orgasm. Men and women with low libido should eat two to three servings of mangoes daily.
- Mangoes are rich in Vitamin A which makes the skin soft and shining. When the pulp of mango is rubbed over the skin, it makes your complexion fair and maintains the moisture and make the skin glow.
- Mangoes contain polyphenol compounds as well as quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, all are useful in reducing the risk for different types of cancer.
- Mangoes having low glycemic index, that maintains the blood sugar level.
- The antioxidants present in this fruit delay the onset of skin ageing and pigmentation.