LIFE Published November4, 2014 By Staff Writer

Mangos Are One Of Most Popular Fruits For Good Reason

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Mangos are so popular and there's a good healthy reason for that.
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Mangos are so popular and there's a good healthy reason for that.

Mango fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities, making it numero-uno among new functional foods.

 Often labeled as "super fruits" or "The king of the fruits," mangos go beyond the sweet, luscious taste. They also contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that assure your optimum health.

Nutritional facts of mangoes

Mangoes are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin B6, as well as a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Mangoes are rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium and copper, and they are one of the best sources of quercetin, beta-carotene, and astragalin. These powerful antioxidants have the power to neutralize free radicals throughout the body. Ailments like heart disease, premature aging, cancer and degenerative diseases are due to these free radicals that damage the cells, according to organicfacts.com.

Medical benefits of mangoes

Prevents Cancer:

Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes, according to realfoodforlife.com.

Boosts Body Immunity

Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene, a powerful carotenoid. This element of mango helps in to enhance the immune system of the body and make it impervious to bacteria and toxins.

Promotes Brain health

Mangoes have abundant quantities of vitamin B-6, which is vital for maintaining and improving the brain's function. These vitamins aid in the amalgamation of the major neurotransmitters that contributes in determining mood and the modification of sleeping patterns.

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 min and then take bath or wash your face. Use warm water for washing your face.

Eye Health:

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

For Better Sex

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

Cures Anemia & Helps in Pregnancy

Mangoes are rich in iron, which makes them beneficial for people suffering from anemia. A regular, moderated intake of mangoes can help eliminate anemia by increasing the red blood cell count in the body. Mangoes are also very beneficial for pregnant woman, since the iron requirements during pregnant is extremely essential.

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