Weekend Musings: The Benefits of Mango


This article on the benefits of Mangoes was posted by a friend on facebook.

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Mango Prevents Obesity

Mango contains a sufficient quantity of fiber, which causes slow absorption of sugar into the blood stream; helps reducing appetite, maintain blood sugar levels resulting in controlling body weight.

When the fiber passes through intestines it also eliminates a number of harmful fats of the body.

Mango is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion.

Improves Digestion

Mangoes are very much beneficial for people suffering from acidity and its enzymes helps to relieve indigestion problems. The Bio-active elements such as Esters, Terpenes and Aldehydes present in mango aids to easy digestion.

Lowers Cholesterol

High level of soluble dietary fiber, pectin and Vitamin C present in mangoes helps to lower serum cholesterol levels specifically low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.

Improves Concentration and Memory Power

Mangoes are useful to children who lack concentration in studies as it contains glutamine and which is good to boost memory and keep cells active.

For Treating Acne

Mango helps in clearing clogged pores that causes acne. Just slice the mango into very thin pieces and keep it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash your face with warm water.

High Iron for Women

Mango is rich in iron. People who suffer from anemia can regularly take mango along with their meal. Generally women after menopause become weak and they should take mangoes and other fruits rich in iron. Pregnant ladies can also take mangoes occasionally as their body needs iron and calcium during that time. Too much consumption of mangoes should be avoided during pregnancy. If you have generally taken lots of mangoes right from your childhood then you can consume mangoes when you are pregnant as it wont affect your body.

For Diabetes

mango is slowly gaining new acclaim as diabetes fighter. Earlier there was a myth that people with diabetes should not eat mangoes but that’s not true. Not only the fruit, the leaves also fight against diabetes. Before going to bed put some 10 to 15 mango leaves in warm water and close it with lid. Next morning filter the water and drink it in empty stomach. Do this regularly.

Prevents Cancer and Heart Diseases

High amount of antioxidants are present in mangoes. Antioxidants helps fight against cancer and other heart diseases.

For Better Sex

The Vitamin E which abundantly present in mangoes helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive. In many varieties of mango there is about 2.3 to 3mg of Vitamin E per mango.

Here are some recipes with mangoes that you can try.

Mango with Sticky Rice

Mango Swiss Roll

Black Bean Mango Salad

Mango Pudding

Mango with Chocolate Meringue

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