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Top10 Health Benefits of Mangoes
Mangoes are abundant during the summer season. Mango is widely known as the "kingof fruit", and that is not without a purpose. It is regarded as a valuable item of diet and ahousehold remedy. It is rich in amino acids,vitamin Cand E,flavonoids, beta carotene,niacin, calcium, iron,magnesiumand potassium. About 4000 BC ago, the wild mango originated in the foothills of the Himalayas of India andBurma, and about 40 to 60% of these trees still grow in India and Southeast Asia. Also known asMangifera Indica, this exotic fruit belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae. Though native toSouthern and Southeast Asia, the fruit is now also grown in Central and South America, Africaand the Arabian Peninsula also. Today there are over 1,000 different varieties of mangosthroughout the world.Below are the numerous health and nutrition benefits of eating mangoes:
Anti cancer:
The phenols in mangoes, such asquercetin
,isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin,
gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundantenzymes, have cancer-preventingcapacities. Mango is also high in a soluble dietaryfiber known as pectin.Scientist have identified a strong link between eating lots of fiber and a lower risk of cancers of thegastrointestinal tract. A cup of sliced mangoes (around 165 gram) contain 76 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin C, a potentantioxidantwhich helps protect cells fromfree radical damage and reduces risk of cancer.
Eye health:
One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of 
vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight. Eating mangoes regularly prevents night blindness, refractive errors, dryness of the eyes, softening of the cornea, itching and burning in the eyes.
Helps in digestion:
Mangoes contain digestive enzymes that help break down proteins
and aid digestion. It is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion because of anenzyme found in the fruit which soothes the stomach. Due to the high amounts of fiber found in mango, it can be a helpful in keeping you regular, thereby helping or preventingconstipation.In India, a decoction of the mango peel is given to people with inflammation of thestomach mucus membranes. Eating one or two small tender mangoes in which the seed isnot fully formed with salt and honey is found to be very effective medicine for summer diarrhoea,dysentery, piles, morning sickness, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion andconstipation.
Benefits to skin:
Mango is effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin. What this
means is that people who suffer from acne, which is caused by clogged pores, will benefitfrom mango. Just remove the mango pulp and apply it on your skin for about 10 minutes before washing it. Eating mango regularly makes the complexion fair and the skin softand shining.
Helps in diabetes:
Mango leaves help normalizeinsulin
levels in the blood. Boil a few
mango leaves in water and allow it to saturate through the night. Consume the filtereddecoction in the morning for diabetic home remedy. Theglycemic indexof mango is low,ranging between 41-60. So, mango does not have any significant effect in increasing blood sugar levels.
For better sex:
that is abundantly present in mangoes helps to regulate
sex hormones and boosts sex drive.
Beneficial foranemia:
Mangoes are beneficial for pregnant women and individuals
suffering from anemia because of their iron content. Also, vitamin C in the mangoenhances the absorption of iron from vegetable food like rice. Generally women after menopausebecome weak and they should take mangoes and other fruits rich in iron.
Boost memory:
Mangoes are useful to children who lack concentration in studies as it
contains Glutamine acid which is good to boost memory and keep cells active.
Avoid heat stroke:
Unripe mangoes, a rich source of pectin, whensteamed
and juiced
with cumin (jeera), rock salt and sugar, provide an excellent remedy for heat stroke andheat exhaustion in summer.
Weight gain:
Mangoes can be beneficial for people wanting to gain weight. A 100 gram
of mango contains about 75 calories. Also, raw mangoes contain starch which get

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