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Nutritional facts about Mango: “King of fruits”

Mango fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich tropical fruit with unique taste and flavour and fragrance. It is otherwise known as the ‘King of fruits’. Mango fruit in dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant compounds. This fruit is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C which keeps the immune system healthy and strong. Below are other benefits of Mango:

  • Prevents cancer: The antioxidant compounds in Mango fruit protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancer. Dietary fiber has a positive effect on eliminating degenerative diseases, including certain cancers and heart conditions. Pectin found in mango can also help prevent you from developing prostate cancer.
  • Clears the skin: Both the internal and external part of the Mango can be used. Other than bringing a healthy glow to your face, mangoes also help lighten skin colour. Mango help clear clogged pores and pimples. Unclogging pores of the skin is the most effective way to eliminate acne.
  • Eye health: Mango is a good source of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness. It also prevents dry eyes. Vitamin A protects the eyes by helping to absorb the light energy that passes into the eye. Increased levels of vitamin A means your eyes can absorb more energy and become more sensitive in dim light, helping you see more effectively.
  • Improve digestion: The fiber in mangoes aids proper digestion. Similar to papayas, mangoes contain enzymes with stomach comforting properties. If you have at least one Mango included in your diet a day, you are almost guaranteed to prevent constipation and pile.
  • Slows sign of aging: The high amount of vitamin A and vitamin C help to produce collagen protein inside the body. Collagen helps to protect blood vessels and the body’s connective tissues, thereby slowing down the skin’s natural aging process.
  • Diabetes management and prevention: It was a long- told myth that diabetic patients should avoid mangoes because of its sweet taste, which is not true. Not just the fruit but also the leaves are helpful in curing diabetics. Place 10 or 15 mango leaves in warm water and close with a lid before going to bed. In the morning, drink the water on empty stomach after filtering the leaves. This practice has shown positive results for diabetic patients in managing their sugar level.
  • Keeps blood pressure under control: Mangoes are great natural remedies for high blood pressure patients, they are rich in potassium and magnesium. They also contain selenium, calcium, iron and phosphorus.
  • Promotes healthy sex: The vitamin E content in mangoes help to boost your sex life by triggering the activities of your sex hormones. If you are trying to improve your sex life snacking on mangoes throughout the day can help increase sex hormones so you are in a sexual mood when your partner is too.
  • Weight gain: Mango consumption is one of the easiest ways to gain weight. Mangoes contain starch, which transforms into sugar that aids in gaining weight. Some people work hard to put on weight for different reasons, and mango is advised to be part of their diet. Mango milkshakes will accelerate the process of gaining weight since they also contain milk.
  • Heart health: having a bowl of freshly chopped up mangoes for snack or breakfast help protect the heart by from diseases by keeping cholesterol levels low and blood vessels healthy and strong. The nutrients in mangoes can also help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Mangoes have high amounts of pectin, a soluble dietary fiber that efficiently contributes to lower cholesterol levels in the blood.

 

Do you know how delicious and exciting it would be if you could have chilled home-made mango juice after a long day at work? Below is a recipe to make your nutritious mango juice.

Mango juice recipe

Preparation time- 10 mins

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 fresh ripe mangoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • A few ice cubes

 

Method

  • Wash the mangoes to remove any dirt. Then peel the ripe mangoes.
  • Cut the peeled mangoes into small pieces.
  • Put them in a blender together with crushed ice, water, and sugar.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Run the blended mixture through a sieve.
  • Throw away the leftover pulp and mango fibers.
  • Serve the juice in glasses with a piece of mango attached to the side for garnish.
  • And your Mango juice is ready.

 

 

 

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