10 health benefits of mango

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The mango is commonly called king of fruits because of its immense value. Beyond its sweet, luscious taste, the mango contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that assure your optimum health.

Below are 10 benefits of eating mango.

1 Prevents cancer

Antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukaemia and prostate cancers.

2 Lowers cholesterol

The high levels of fibre, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically low-density lipoprotein.

3 Clears the skin

Can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mango helps clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.

4 Improves eye health

One cup of sliced mango supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

5 Alkalizes the whole body

The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.

6 May help with diabetes

Mango leaves help normalise insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming in the morning. Mango fruit also has a relatively low glycaemic index so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.

7 Promotes healthy sex

Mango is a great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sex drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalisation on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts does help.

8 Improves digestion

Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking down protein. There are several fruits, including mangoes, which have this healthful quality. The fibre in mango also helps digestion and elimination.

9 Helps fight heat stroke

Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm from overheating.

10 Boosts the immune system

The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mang, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.