Tuesday, 7 June 2016

8 Amazing Benefits Of Eating Mangoes

Yayyie!!! It's summer time, and the only reason which makes this season adorable is the "Magic Fruit" or "The King Of Fruits" called Mango. The delicious taste of mangoes is craved by everyone. This magic fruit is called "Aam" in India, although called Aam, this fruit is really special when it comes to its heavenly taste and intoxicating aroma.
There are more than 1000 different varieties of mangoes, available in different shapes and sizes across the globe. Eating seasonal fruits can provide you with numerous benefits and mango being a summer fruit is fully loaded with nutrients, bioactive compounds and fibre. Mangoes are one of the richest source in Vitamin A, C and E as well as minerals including potassium, magnesium, copper, calcium and phosphorus. They are also packed with polyphenolic flavonoid anti-oxidant compounds.

The eight amazing health benefits of Mangoes are as follows:

  • Reduces Cholesterol:


The high vitamin C, pectin, and fibre content present in mangoes helps in lowering cholesterol levels, especially the "bad" LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides in the blood. At the same time, they help in increasing the "good" HDL cholesterol. So those who wants to get rid of their cholesterol problem should adhere to eating mangoes to reap its benefit.

  • Prevents Heat Stroke:

Mangoes are rich source of potassium and thus helps in maintaining the sodium level, which in turn regulates the body's fluid level and protects you from heat stroke.During the summer days, you can eat raw mangoes daily to keep your body cool and rehydrate your body quickly. You can make a healthy drink with raw mangoes to prevent heat stroke. Boil two raw mangoes in two cups of water until they become soft. When cool, squeeze out the pulp of the boiled mangoes and add it to a glass of cool water. Add rock salt, sugar for taste and you can also add mint leaves to it . Drink it once or twice daily to protect yourself from the harsh effect of sunlight. 

  • Improves Your Eye Vision:

Mangoes are also a super food for your eyes. The high amount of vitamin A facilitates good eyesight and prevents various eye-related disorders like night blindness, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes and other ocular discomfort. Also, the flavnoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin present in mangoes are vital for good vision. So just one cup of sliced ripe mangoes compensates for 25 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin A.

  •  Makes the body alkaline:

 This magic fruit has an alkalizing effect on the body. The tartaric acid, malic acid as well as the small amount of citric acid found in mangoes help maintain a healthy alkaline level in the body. An alkaline body prevents several health problems like chronic metabolic acidosis, kidney disease, muscle impairment and weakened bones. Consumption of  moderate amount of mangoes on a daily basis helps in maintaining the normal and slightly alkaline pH of the blood between a healthy 7.35 and 7.45. This helps transfer more oxygen throughout the body, increase energy levels, combat weight gain and prevents various digestive problems and osteoporosis.

  • Aids In Digestion:

The high fibre content in mangoes helps in digestion and elimination of waste products, as well as normalizes bowel movements. In addition, this fruit can provide relief from constipation and stomach ulcers. Mangoes also have enzymes that increase the breakdown of carbohydrates and protein, thus facilitating conversion of food into energy. Eating both ripe and raw mangoes on a regular basis will improve digestion and reduce risk of different types of gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Rejuvenates the skin:

 Mangoes can work wonders for your skin, that is the reason why mangoes are used in several face packs and scrubs. Being a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C in particular, mango can impart a healthy glow to your skin. The Vitamin A and beta-carotene present in mangoes can restore, rejuvenate and revive your skin rendering it free from dark spots, blemishes and acne. Mango is very easy to use, do not throw away the skin after peeling a ripe mango, instead rub the skin over your face, and allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water. And here you are ,the proud owner of a glowing, soft and supple skin.  

  • Fights Cancer:

The anti-carcinogenic properties of mangoes comes from its high fibre and Vitamin C content, along with the presence of several phenols and enzymes. Several studies have shown that the anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant compounds in mangoes can protect against colon, breast, lung, skin, leukemia and prostate cancers. Some of the antioxidant compounds present in mangoes that help fight cancer are quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methyl gallat. These compounds in mangoes effectively target and eliminate harmful cancer cells.

  • Improves Memory:

Mangoes are also known to promote brain health and improve concentration level. As per reports published in the journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, there are several components in mangoes that helps in increasing the cholinergic function and decrease oxidative stress. This, consequently, enhances memory.The glutamine acid provided by mangoes is also known to boost memory and promote mental alertness. Apart from this, mangoes also contain Vitamin B6, which is vital for maintaining and improvin brain function. So, include mangoes in your diet for a sharp memory and for the concentration power similar to that of a swan. 

It is believed that one should always eat local and seasonal fruits, to stay fit and healthy, so since summer is around, why not make the most of it. Indulge yourself in a guilt-free summer treat and dig your tooth deep inside that very pulpy & juicy ripe mangoes to see the magic happen this summer. Enjoy!! Happy Summer :)

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