Eat mangoes for good health


Check out the health benefits of mango

The king of fruits, the national fruit of India, Mango has many names. This delicious fruit is truly the king of fruits with its unique taste and high nutritive values. It is available in an array of varieties like Alphonso, Chausa, Dasheri and Langra. Mango accounts for approximately half of all tropical fruits produced worldwide. Many women believe that mangoes should be avoided because of high sugar content which can lead to weight gain and miss to savour this pulpy delight!

For all those who try to stay away from this juicy and tasty summer fruit, Aaw lists its health benefits:

Better sex: Mangoes are a great source of vitamin E, which helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive. In some varieties of mango there is about 2.3 to 3 mg of Vitamin E per mango.

Avoid heat stroke: Unripe mangoes when steamed and juiced with cumin, rock salt, sugar and water commonly known as Aam Panna helps to cool down the body and provide an excellent remedy for heat stroke.

Glowing skin: Eating mangoes does not cause acne in fact, it makes the complexion fair and the skin soft! Mango helps in clearing clogged pores that causes acne. Just apply the pulp or keep mango slices on your face and wash it with warm water after 10 minutes.

Help fights anemia: The fruits is a tasteful way to fulfill the body’s iron needs. For pregnant and menopausal women mangoes are the best way to store iron. Regular intake of mangoes helps treat anemia by increasing the iron blood count in the body.

Healthy heart: Mangoes have potassium that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. It also assists in the normal electrical heart function. Magnesium in mangoes supports nerve and muscle functions and helps in keeping the heartbeat steady.

Keeps eyes healthy: Mangoes are high in Vitamin A which is very important for the eyes as it promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness. It is also good for maintaining healthy mucus membrane, reproduction and breastfeeding.

Prevents cancer: The antioxidant compounds such as quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat in mango helps fight against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.