What are the health benefits of mango?
Health benefits of mango are enormous.
It not only delicious but also provide great benefits to your health.
Nowadays, it is easier to find mango.
You can buy it in supermarkets or directly from farmers.
I usually use mango as a fruit salad, fresh smoothie or as an ingredient in my wife’s cooking.
In this article, I will elaborate on some of these health benefits and how you can enjoy it.
1. Beautiful Skin
Mango is a rich source of beta carotene, which converted by your body to vitamin A.
Vitamin A is important for your skin and ensures that your skin can restore itself optimally.
Moreover, mango also rich in vitamin C, which in turn helps your body repair damaged skin cells.
2. Good For Digestion
We all know that fibers are of great for digestion.
And mango is a rich source of fiber.
When your digestive system is stimulated, your immune system will also improve.
This exotic fruit also contains certain enzymes that help your body break down certain proteins.
Your body can then use these proteins better to repair any cell damage.
3. Improve Your Libido
Did you know that mango are a great source of vitamin E?
Vitamin E has an effect on your endurance as well as on your libido.
To produce certain hormones that are important for your libido, your body needs larger amounts of potassium and magnesium.
Mango contains a large amount of these minerals.
In short, if you want to boost your libido, eat a mango every day!
4. Stronger Memory
Mango contains a certain substance called glutamic acid.
There is a case study that shown glutamic acid improves memory and mental focus.
Thus, ample consumption of mango can help you boost your memory.
5. Strengthen Immune System
A large amount of vitamin C in mango help boost your immune system.
The vitamin C also strengthens your mucous membranes, so that harmful particles are kept out.
Plus, the fibers in mango ensure a stronger intestinal flora, which accounts for 70% of your entire immune system.
6. Protection Against Heat Stroke
Various studies have shown that the juice of the mango has a cooling effect on your body.
If you find yourself in a very hot environment, for example during your vacation on the beach.
Drink a glass of mango juice can help prevent heatstroke.
Mango mainly grows in warm environments.
So, it’s not surprising that mango juice has a cooling effect.
But, be aware!
Mango can contribute to overall protection, but never replace common sense.
Thus, always cover your head and skin under the sun and get out of the sun on time!
7. Prevent Acidification of Your Body
Most foods that we consume every day have an acidifying effect.
- Dairy products
- Processed grain products
So, it is important to counteract these with foods that have an alkaline effect.
Mango is ideal for this.
This exotic fruit contains tartaric acid and malic acid.
Both of which have proven to be very effective in preventing acidification of your body.
Alkaline can help your body prevent many chronic diseases and promote oxygen transport throughout the body.
This again provides extra energy.
So, mango is the ideal fruit to prevent you from sick.
8. Ideal For People with Anemia
Although most people know that mango is high in vitamin C, few people are aware that mango is also a great source of iron.
If you suffer from anemia, eating a mango a day is a healthy way to supply iron deficiency to your body.
Keep in mind that animal source absorbed iron more effectively than vegetable source.
Nonetheless, iron sources from vegetable are healthier.
But, you need to eat more of them to achieve the same effect.
9. Prevent Pimples From Growing
Do you suffer from pimple?
Did you know that eating a mango is natural way to prevent pimples?
Forget expensive creams and other remedies.
Simply mix a few spoons of mango with a spoon of yogurt and a few drops of fresh lemon juice.
Mix this mixture well until everything turned into a paste.
Then apply it as a mask on your face.
You can prevent pimples and reduce acne if you do this consistently.
10. Lower Your Cholesterol Level
Mango contains a substance called pectin.
Pectin combined with vitamin C can lower your cholesterol levels.
This combination helps to lower your bad cholesterol and has little effect on your good cholesterol.
Still, it is a great addition to your diet.
11. Help Prevent or Remove Acne
Mango has proven to be effective not only with pimples but also with acne.
Mango juice has an astringent effect on your skin that can help reduce acne.
If you have suffered from acne for a long time, then you can follow the below tips.
- Boil mango’s skin in a large pot with plenty of water.
- After a few minutes, remove the pot from the heat and let the water cool.
- You can then use this water to clean your face before going to sleep.
After one to two weeks, you should see an improvement in your symptoms.
12. Shiny Hair
Did you know that mango is often used in shampoos and conditioners?
Of course, these products are far from natural.
And they contain a lot of chemicals that you would prefer to avoid if you want healthy and glowing hair.
So, you can use mango to give your hair nice grooming.
Here is what you need:
- Mango pulp
- Egg Yolk
- Mix mango pulp with egg yolk in a bowl
- Add 1 tablespoon of honey
- Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt
- Make sure to stir all the mix until it becomes into a paste
- Apply this mix to your hair
- Leave it for half an hour
- Wash your hair
You can do this after a shower and wash your hair with shampoo.
Your hair will look radiant and be well-nourished on the inside.
13. Lower Blood Pressure
Potassium plays a major role in controlling your blood pressure.
It affects the fluid balance in your body.
When your body has enough potassium, it will release excess fluid which lowers your blood pressure.
Moreover, potassium is also essential for an optimal function of your muscles, heart and nervous system.
14. Improve Eyesight
Your mother must have told you that carrot is good for your eyes.
And they are.
The reason for this is that carrot contains beta carotene, which converted into vitamin A.
Vitamin A is essential for your eyes health and vision.
But did you know that mango also contains huge amounts of beta carotene?
So if you tired of gnawing on roots, choose a mango!
15. Fight Cancer
Like most fruits, mango is full of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are very important to fight against free radicals.
And mango has a unique composition of antioxidants that proven to be effective against cancer.
Besides, they also contain large amounts of pectin, which can resist a substance in the cancer cell itself.
16. Prevent Oxidation
Mango is enormously rich in phytochemicals.
These substances help your body fight against the damage of free radicals.
Free radicals not only cause cancer, but they are also known to promote early aging.
This way they can make your skin look older and less flexible.
So if you want to look young longer, eat mango regularly.
All fruits are healthy.
The problem with our contemporary diet is that we eat too little fruits and vegetables.
Fruits are full of vitamins, minerals, and fibers that keep us healthy and fit.
Mango is an ideal choice especially if your body has:
- High blood pressure
- Retain a lot of fluid
- High in cholesterol
Moreover, these exotic fruits are very sweet.
So, they are a perfect substitute for sweet desserts.
In short, you are always in the right place with a mango!
What is your favorite way to eat mango? Or do you know other benefits of mango that you would like to share? Let me know in the comments!