Since the season already arrived in Pakistan, so let’s talk about our favorite and beloved “king of fruits” mangoes. Mangoes are tasty but are also enriched with vitamins, minerals and nutrients like, vitamin A, C, E and K. a single mango contains potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorous, sodium, selenium, copper, also contains proteins and carbohydrates. Let’s see what its health benefits are!
Mangoes are enriched with vitamin C, fibers and pectin which helps in lowering the cholesterol levels, as well as controls the heart rate and blood pressure.
Mangoes have a soluble dietary fiber in it called pectin which also has anti-cancer properties which prevents the development of prostrate cancer. It also contains many antioxidants which helps in protecting the body against colon, leukemia, prostate and breast cancer.
For Digestion Problems:
Mangoes contain enzymes that helps in digesting proteins because of being enriched with dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins.
For Weight Loss:
Vitamins, nutrients and fiber present in mangoes boosts stomach’s digestive actions while burning excessive calories, resulting in weight loss.
Vitamins present in mangoes such as vitamin C and A helps in building strong immunity system.
Mangoes have carotenoids lutein, vitamin A, beta carotene as well as zeaxanthin which helps in maintaining healthy and sharp eyesight.
For Healthy Skin:
Mangoes can help in unclogging the pores and can be applied to any skin type which in result reduces acne. You can use a mango as a scrub (mashed) or applying directly onto the skin. You skin will be smoother and tender after using it.
All In All
Mango is one of the sweetest fruits and lower in fiber than other fruits, so a good rule of thumb is not to exceed two servings a day. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that adults eat 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit per day. For the rest of your daily fruit intake, consider higher fiber, lower sugar options like citrus, apples, or berries that provide a range of nutrients and benefits.
If you have diabetes or another health condition that makes you sensitive to fruit or sugar, talk to your doctor about what is right for you.