Why is Mango good for you?
Mango is regarded throughout the world as the king of the fruitÃ¢â‚¬Â, and this is more than just a byword, it has its purpose. Mango is one of the most popular fruit in the tropics and is widely grown in countries like India, Philippines, Pakistan, China, Indonesia to name a few.
Mango in general is sweet and juicy especially when ripe. However, the taste and texture may vary depending on the cultivars. Whether ripe or unripe, mango proves to be rich in various antioxidants, dietary fiber, nutrients, polyphenols, and provitamin A carotenoids which are all considered essential to maintaining a good health.
Raw mango has nutrients that range from vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, calcium, niacin, folate, phosphorus, iron, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, sodium, selenium, manganese, copper, and zinc. With all these given nutrients, one can simply imagine all the health benefits that one can get in eating mango regularly.
Eating mango a day may help prevent the risk of having cancer as the fruit contains a variety of phenols (quercetin, astragalin, isoquercitrin, fisetin, methygallat, and gallic acid) that flushes away toxins in our body. Antioxidants, enzymes and fiber that is also present in mangoes aid in fighting cancer, in addition to preventing constipation and promoting regular bowel movement.
Mango is beneficial for the eye as it is a good source of vitamin A. It can prevent the development of refractive errors, softening of the cornea, burning sensation in the eyes, night blindness, itching and dryness.
Mango is valuable for the health even when not eaten. People who are suffering from acne can make use of mango by applying the mango pulp on the skin and leaving it for 10 minutes. Mango pulps are said to be effective in relieving clogged pores on the skin that causes acne. And when eaten frequently, it help creates a soft and radiant skin, and a fair complexion.
Other health benefits of mango include the remedy for heat stroke, anemia, and diabetes. It can also help boost one’s memory, weight, and even sex drive.