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3 Health Benefits of Mango

Mango is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin B6, and a very good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. It is rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium and copper. Mangoes are one of the best sources of quercetin, betacarotene, and astragalin. These powerful antioxidants have the power to neutralize the free radicals. Ailments like heart disease, premature aging, cancer and degenerative diseases are due to these free radicals which damage the cells.
In China, mangoes are sweet and sour and offer a cooling energy. The tonic made from mangoes in Chinese medicine is known as yin tonic, which is used to treat bleeding gums, anemia, cough, constipation, nausea, fever, sea sickness and cures weak digestion.

Keeps blood pressure in control –

Mangoes have ultimate vitamin content that assures an overall good health. Rich in potassium (4% in 156 mg) and magnesium (2% in 9 mg), mangoes are great natural remedies for high blood pressure patients. It also contains selenium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. Mangoes are said to be vitamin powerhouse as its rich in riboflavin, vitamin B6, A,C,E,K, niacin, folate, thiamin and panthothenic acid. This helps you to stay away from a host of diseases that can come with the deficiencies of these vitamins and minerals. Vitamin E content in mango helps to boost up sex life by triggering the sex hormones.

Pectin content reduces cancer hazards & lowers cholesterol levels -
Mango has high amounts of pectin, a soluble dietary fibre that efficiently contributes to lower blood cholesterol levels. Pectin also prevents you from having prostate cancer. Lately, the studies at The Institute for Food Research discovered that a portion originating from pectin combines with galectin 3 (a protein playing significant role in all stages of cancer). The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer also has come up with a strong association between eating mango and lowering the risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.

Cures anemia & helps in pregnancy -

Mangoes are rich in iron, thus they are beneficial for people suffering from anemia. Regular and adequate intake of mangoes helps to take care of anemia by increasing the blood count in the body.
Mangoes are also very beneficial for pregnant woman as the iron requirement in such situations is extremely essential. Doctors often prescribe iron tablets during pregnancy. Instead you can enjoy a healthy iron rich diet with the juicy mangoes. The taste buds during pregnancy usually goes bland, mangoes will surely prove to be the delight of the day along with its ultimate benefits.

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23 comments :

  1. I'm glad I read this because I love mangoes. I've been having some illnesses lately and still trying to figure out if it's due to iron deficiency. (Am waiting for blood results).

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  2. wow, great information i am so happy to know about since mango is one of my favorite fruits. and it is mango season now too.

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  3. I just ate one, very delicious! Thanks for the info, sis..

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  4. I love the taste of mangoes but I had no idea they were so healthy. I will have to start including them more often in our diet. Thanks for the info Amanda.

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  5. thanks for the info..I will eat more mangoes.

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  6. Now I long for my country. We always have mangoes. Pick it off the tree, buy it, get it. It's everywhere and the best time is when they come into season and you go to the field to just eat off the ttee.

    The smell is yum! Except the rotting ones of course :)

    I want mangoes!

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  7. Im addicted to mango smoothies! Yum!

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  8. Trader Joe's has really yummy frozen mango that I toss in my smoothies! Just more reasons for me to keep it up! Thanks!

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  9. What an interesting post! I love mangoes, and knew they were good for you, but I didn't realise they were THIS good for you. What fantastic news - I can now eat them more often!! Thank you for sharing this post with Let's Do Brunch.

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  11. Great post! I've always loved mangoes and their health benefits make them even better!

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  12. I've had mango flavored vodka, but not the real fruit. I'll have to look for them in the grocery store.

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  14. Mango is one of my favourite fruits. The post is very useful to me, thanks for sharing this.

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  20. I love all fresh fruits: strawberry, banana, grapes, oranges, nectarines, longans, apples, and Asian pears.
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  21. Sorry about my blog taking you all over... Not sure why it did that. Love mangoes, although the ones we get here aren't so sweet as they have to travel way too far I think. I did eat alot of mangoes when I was in Africa and luckily at my husband's family place they have a few mango trees right out their door. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

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  23. Our mango tree has fruits now; they'll ripen in the next two months. A lot of birds visit us during the mango season. Oh, they are clever; they eat the fruit and leave the seed hanging on the tree! :)

    We (at India) make several dishes from both unripe and ripe mangoes. I plucked two mangoes (unripe) and made a spicy-tangy curry. Tastes absolutely heavenly when mixed with hot rice and garnished with freshly grated coconut.

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