The summers are here and so are the mangoes, rightly called the King of Fruits! No one can resist the sight, the aroma and the delicious taste of this exotic fruit. Mangoes bring them countless childhood memories of long summer breaks, waiting for our grandmother to serve us this aromatic fruit, getting our hands dirty and and yet we would never seem to get enough of it.Nowadays due to so many food fads, mangoes are looked upon as a fruit that is very high and in calories and has no benefits to offer. Well, that is not the case.It is a powerhouse of good health when used in the right proportions.
Each 100gm of mango provides 70 calories.It is a rich source of dietary fiber. 94% of the fruit is carbohydrates, 3 % is fat and 3% is protein. It is packed with vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C and minerals like copper, iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium. It has zero cholesterol and is rich in phyto-chemicals like alpha and beta-carotene.
The fruit does not just taste divine, it is loaded with countless health benefits.
1 . Regulates Cholesterol
Mango comes loaded with Vitamin C, pectin and dietary fiber that control cholesterol in the blood. Minerals like potassium take care of the blood pressure and improve heart-health.
2 . Aids Digestion
Along with several digestive enzymes, mango contains dietary fiber that improves digestion and prevents constipation. It also prevents acidity by controlling acid-reflux and soothes the stomach.
3 . Improves Brain Functioning
Glutamine is an amino acid contained in the fruit that stimulates essential neurotransmitters of the brain and the amino acid also nourishes the brain and increases its capacity for oxygen absorption. So a mango each day can essentially make you sharper.
4 . Spikes Libido
There are few other organic things that are as potent as the mango when it comes to improving your sexual health. Large quantities of Vitamin E contained in the fruit helps improve blood circulation in the body and keeps you going for long.
5 . Boosts Immunity
Mango is rich in Vitamin C, the vitamin responsible for removing the cell-damaging free radicals in the body. Along with it, it is also a rich source of beta-carotene that fights infections thereby strengthening the immune system.
6 . Delays Ageing
Vitamin C present in mango fights cell-damaging free radicals. Also, along with Vitamin A, Vitamin C helps the body produce the protein collagen, which protects connective tissue and blood vessels. It slows down the ageing process and prevents wrinkles and black-spots from appearing.
7 . Improves Eyesight
Mango is a rich source of vitamins that are excellent for your eyesight. In addition to Vitamin A, C and E, mangoes contain alpha and beta carotene and flavonoids. All these nutrients keep the eyes healthy, improves vision and prevents diseases such as cataract, night blindness and dry eyes.
8 . Prevents Cancer
Studies suggest that the polyphenols and compounds like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat present in mangoes can prevent cancer of the prostrate, colon, breasts, lungs and blood.
You can add mango to your smoothies, fruit salad, ice cream, jams and pickles. It is recommended to limit the intake of mango to 100-150 grams per day. The fruit does taste heavenly, but remember in order to get the benefits, moderation is the key.So, go ahead and enjoy the goodness of mango this summer and stay yes to good health. Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!