Health Benefits Of Mangoes Part 1 - AP Clinic Vadodara

Mangoes is a flavour, sweetness and full of nutrients is considered as King of Fruits.  The fruit is enriched with vitamins, phytochemicals, polyphenols, carotenoids, antioxidants, omega-3 and Omega-6, etc.

Different types of mangoes

1. Kesar
2. Daseri
3. Gola
4. Safeda
5. Hafus
6. Chausa
7. Rasbahar
8. Banarasi Langdo
9. Sharanpuri

10. Fazli
11. Tamuri
12. Tota
13. Malda
14. Tapka
15. Bahist
16. Nilam
17. Sinduriya

Mango uses multiple forms of Chutneys, Pickles, Lachcha, Mango Juice, Mango shakes, Mango lassi, Aamras, amchur, Panna, Mango Jelly, Smoothies, Ice cream.

Nutrition Facts of mangoes

[1] Vitamins

Vitamin A (1262 IU), vitamin C (45.7 mg), vitamin E (1.8 mg), vitamin K (6.9 mcg), riboflavin (0.1 g), thiamin (0.1 mg), niacin (1 mg), vitamin B6 (0.2 g), Pantothenic acid (0.3 mg), folate (23.1 mcg), and choline (12.5 mg).

[2] Minerals

A single mango contains potassium (257 mg), iron (0.2 mg), phosphorus (18.2 mg), calcium (16.5 mg), sodium (3.3 mg), copper (0.2 mg), selenium (1 mcg), and zinc (0.1 mg).

[3] Protein

Protein (0.8 g), fibre (3 g), and carbohydrates (28 g).

Health Benefits Of Mangoes

1. Prevent Cancer

Mangoes contain unique antioxidants that are absent in other fruits. The pulp of the mango contains carotenoids, ascorbic acid, terpenoids, and polyphenols – all of which are responsible for the fruit’s cancer-preventing properties.

Mangoes also contain quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat. All are useful in reducing the risk for different types of cancer.

2. Prevent Heart Disease

Mangoes help in reducing body fat and control blood sugar. Mangoes are a rich source of beta-carotene which is useful for the cardiac patients and antioxidant that help to fight free radical that cause heart disease.

It also contains Potassium, Vitamin E and Selenium all these are useful in making your heart healthy. Potassium makes the heart, nerves and muscles to work well. Mangoes also develop the immune system because vitamin C stimulates White Blood Corpuscles to work more efficiently thereby destroy the bacteria and germs.

3. Skin Cleanser

Mangoes are a suitable cleanser for any skin type. They can help to clear clogged pores that cause acne and blackheads. Just put the slice of mango into thin sections and place them on a face for 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash your face with a gentle circular motion and watch the incredible results.

4. Helps with Weight Loss

The fruit fibrous nature boosts the digestive function of the body by burning the additional calories, assisting with weight loss and it also contains fibre, which can be a great contributor towards weight loss. It is related to the ability of fibre to decrease food intake in general, thereby promoting weight loss

5. Help Fight Heat Stroke

Ripe mangoes are considered refreshing. The Mango juice can be used as a restorative tonic to fight heat stroke.

Raw mangoes have to be energising, allowing one to cool off the heat. Mangoes keep the body well hydrated, which is one more reason they are preferred in hot summers.

Also, mangoes are a rich source of potassium, and they help maintain the levels of sodium in the body. It regulates the fluid level in the body and prevents the heat stroke. Juice instantly cool you down and prevent heat stroke.

6. Help Lower Cholesterol

Mango contains the high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Pectin helps to decrease the serum cholesterol levels.

7. Promotes Healthy Sex

Mangos are a great source of vitamin E. which is known to boost sex drive. The combination of vitamin E and beta-carotene help to improve sperm health in men. This combination was also found to be the best defence against sperm damage.

Zinc is added essential mineral for male and female fertility, and mangoes are rich in it

8. Improve Digestion

The fibrous nature of mango helps to improve digestion and elimination. Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein.

9. Improve Eye Health

Mango help in promoting good eyesight fights dry eyes and also prevent night blindness. Mango has a rich in vitamin A. One cup of sliced mangoes equals 25% intake of your daily need of vitamin A.

10. Improve Hair Health

Mangoes contains rich sources of vitamin C, and hence promote collagen production for healthy hair. It helps you to make it shiny, add vitamin A to your diet. It has scalp conditioning properties.

Mangoes provide nourishment to hair and treat dandruff. It can be attributed to the presence of beta-carotene.

11. Mango During Pregnancy

Mango is helpful fruit for pregnant women as it contains a good amount of iron that maintain the HB level and proper oxygen flow. It is recommended during the menstruation problems. Mango relaxes the muscles and prevents abortion due to the presence of calcium and magnesium.

12. Improved Immunity

This fruit helpful in protecting against ailments. Due to plenty of carotenes, and vitamins A and C, eating mangoes can provide a huge help to the immune system and prevent you from falling under the weather.

Other Benefits Of Mangoes

Might Help Treat Diarrhoea

1. Promote Brain Health
2. Regulate Blood Pressure
3. Improve Immunity
4. Can Help Treat Kidney Stones
5. Boost Bone Health
6. Treat Anemia
7. Promote Brain Health