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10 health benefits of having mangoes

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 2, 2018, 9:25 pm IST
Updated May 2, 2018, 9:25 pm IST
Mangoes are not only tasty, but that the “king of fruits” has quite a few health benefits as well.
From preventing cancer to lowering cholesterol, here are benefits of having mangoes. (Photo: Pixabay)
 From preventing cancer to lowering cholesterol, here are benefits of having mangoes. (Photo: Pixabay)

With summer knocking on our doors, it is time to taste some succulent mangoes.

It turns out that mangoes are not only tasty, but that the “king of fruits” can help you. They have some serious health benefits.

 

Here are 10 health benefits of mangoes:

Prevents Cancer: Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Mango contains quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

Lowers Cholesterol: The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)

Clears skin: Mangoes clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.

Eye health: One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight.

Alkalizes body: Tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in mangoes help to maintain the alkali reserve of body.

Helps in diabetes:Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood.  The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming the filtered decoction in the morning.

Improved sex: They are great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sex drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts (as from whole food) does help in this area.

Improves digestion: The fiber in mangos also helps digestion and elimination.

Heat stroke remedy: Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm to the body.

Boosts immune system: The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangoes, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep immune system healthy.

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