Mangoes are yellow-colored seasonal fruits, grown during the summer season worldwide. They belong to the genus Mangifera. Mangoes enclose a big stony seed within them. This scrumptious fruit is the “King of all fruits,” and it is not just like that. There are enormous health benefits of eating mangoes. It is best to utilize the fleshy ripe fruit itself. The ripe fruit is peeled, slash into slices, and then eaten usually. A smoothie or a shake prepared from ripe mangoes is just as deliciously sweet as the mango itself. Although the skin of the unripe mango can be cooked and used, but it has a tendency to cause an inflammatory itchy skin disorder, called contact dermatitis.
Though there are enormous benefits of mangoes, this article will highlight on the top 10 health benefits.
1. Boosts Digestion
Mangoes, stuffed with high fibrous content, are also abundant in essential vitamins and digestive enzymes. Thereby, accelerate intestinal motility and avoid or alleviate existing constipation.
2. Prevents Cancer
It is astounding to know how this succulently divine fruit has shown to elude cancer in various scientific studies, specifically colon and breast cancers. This is due to the polyphenolics contained in mangoes, called Gallotannins, which have revealed the incredible effects of hindering the proliferation of cancerous cells.
3. Diabetes Regulator
Now, you must be wondering that why is a sweet fruit consumed in diabetes? Researchers have demonstrated that mangoes have a low glycemic index (which is the rate at which the food ingested prompts the blood sugar to shoot up), and therefore, are safe to take in diabetes in moderate amounts. Moreover, they have a propensity to limit inflammation, which is beneficial for diabetics. Inflammation of the pancreas is a hallmark in diabetes.
4. Ocular (Eye) Benefits
Mangoes encompass copious quantities of vitamin A and beta-carotene, both of which are excellent for your vision. Vitamin A also prevents night blindness. Furthermore, this blissful savoring also reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
5. Skin Rejuvenator
Incorporating mangoes in your regular dietary schedule leads to a glowing vibrant skin. Mangoes are loaded with vitamin E, vitamin A, iron, and beta-carotene, all of which serve as skin rejuvenators.
6. A Natural Treatment for Iron Deficiency
Mangoes bombarded with iron, makes them a splendid addition to your diet if you are suffering from iron deficiency anemia. Besides, they also fend off iron deficiency when consumed regularly.
7. Heart Healthy
This tasty fruit is also valuable for cardiac patients, as it trims down the (bad cholesterol) levels in the blood. Furthermore, potassium present in mangoes regulates and controls the blood pressure via vasodilatation, and is always a requirement for proper functioning of heart and muscle.
8. Beneficial for Pregnancy
As listed earlier, this unique flavored fruit is a plenteous source of iron. Hence, helps in maintaining the hemoglobin concentration in blood when consumed during pregnancy, thereby halting iron deficiency anemia.
9. Potential Source of Vitamin B6 (aka pyridoxine)
Mango also contains an essential vitamin, named as Pyridoxine, which is a requisite for the formation of heme, as well as for the neurotransmitter synthesis. One significant function of vitamin B6 is the synthesis of inhibitory brain neurotransmitter, called GABA. This neurotransmitter controls anxiety, calms down the excessive neuronal discharges in the brain, consequently controlling seizures; in fact, the sedatives and tranquilizers manufactured today potentiate the activity of this calming neurotransmitter (GABA), and that is how you obtain a deep, restful sleep via those drugs. So, why not take a “NATURAL CALMING TRANQUILIZER” i.e. mango.
An Aphrodisiac is a substance that stimulates sexual desire or in other words, enhances libido. Mangoes serve as a “natural Viagra” because of the fact that they hasten sexual desire. Therefore, described as a “love fruit” in certain groups/parties. To prop this notion, science has evidenced that they have numerous amounts of vitamin E. Vitamin E deficiency has a positive correlation with decreased virility. Vitamin E improves the sperm count and motility. So, instead of embarking onto adverse-effects’-full meds and supplements, why not try the natural aphrodisiac!