One of the most popular fruits in the world, mango has a delicious taste with a unique flavor.
– It contains a large amount of vitamin E.
– It is rich in nutrients, fibers, antioxidants, vitamin C (which is double the amount in raw fruits),vitamin B6, K, E, Copper, Potassium,Selenium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Iron, 17 amino acids, Omega 3 and 6, pectin, starch and folic acids.
Mango has special properties, displaying numerous health benefits:
- It lowers the cholesterol;
- It strengthens the cardiovascular system;
- It reduces vascular fragility;
- It has a powerful antioxidant and immunostimulant effect;
- It lowers the risk of cancer.
Mango can prevent cancer
The studies have shown that mango contains some antioxidant compounds which seems to protect against cancer of colon, breast, prostate and leukemia.
These compounds includes:
– isoquercitrin; (antihypertensive effect)
– gallic acid and methyl gallate.
Also, mango abounds in enzymes.
Along with these antioxidants needed for a long and healthy life, mango is also a great source of vitamin A (helps to maintain the health of skin, bones and sight) and vitamin C (sustains the immune system and fight free radicals).
It contains proteins, carbohydrates, vitamin E and vitamin B6. Its antioxidants, besides the role they have in cancer prevention, they also slows down the aging process and fight against heart disease.
Mango contributes to digestion process:
Mango contains many digestive enzymes which helps to break down proteins and supports a proper functioning of the digestive system. It is an extremely valuable fruit in fight against gastric acidity due to the enzymes it contains.
Due to its high content of fiber, this fruit can help you in combating constipation. The consumption of 2 small mango, in which the seeds are not yet fully formed, along with some salt and honey represent a very effective remedy against diarrhea, dysentery, nausea, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion and constipation.
It helps in case of diabetes and high cholesterol
The mango normalize the blood insulin levels.
Boil a few mango leaves in water and leave them overnight to saturate. Drink the filtered tea in the morning, as a natural remedy for diabetes.
The glycemic index of mango is medium, between 41-60, so the fruit will not significantly increase blood sugar.
A study from Australia has shown that people who consumed a mango every day were helped in the fight against diabetes and cholesterol. Also, this study argues that mango is also helping people with prediabetes (a condition in which patients suffers from high blood sugar, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes).
Due to its high content of soluble fibers, pectin and vitamin C, mango lowers the bad cholesterol level (LDL).
It lowers the blood pressure and fights against heart diseases
Because mango is rich in Potassium, it helps by lowering the blood pressure.
Being an important source of vitamin A, vitamin E, and Selenium, the mango also protects you against heart disease.
Because it contains a large amount of vitamin B6, mango prevents heart diseases by lowering the Homocysteine levels, a cellular toxin that affects the health of brain and heart.
Mango is recommended for pregnant women, but also to all people who suffers from anemia, due to its high content of iron.
Moreover, the vitamin C of this fruit ensures an optimal absorption rate of iron from other foods. Mango is also indicated in postmenopausal women.
Improves your sex life
Due to its high content of vitamin E, mango accelerates the secretion of sex hormones, stimulating sexual desire.