10 reasons a mango a day could also keep the DR away

Did you know that mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits?

They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean your skin, and make the perfect snack. Here are 10 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day;

Mango fights cancer

Antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.

Weight loss

Mango has a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body feel fuller. Also, the fibrous fruit boosts the digestive function of the body by burning additional calories, helping in weight loss.

Keeps cholesterol in check

Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure.

Natural skin cleanser

Mangoes help you unclog your pores and add freshness to the face. Mangoes are applicable to any skin type. They help clear clogged pores that cause acne. Just slice a mango into thin pieces and keep them on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and then take bath or wash your face and see the results.

It helps to regulate diabetes

Not only the fruit but the leaves of mangoes are healthy too. For people suffering from diabetes, just boil 5-6 mango leaves in a vessel, soak it through night and drink the filtered decoction in the morning. This is helps in regulating your insulin levels. Mango has a low glycemic index (41-60) so going a little overboard will not increase your sugar levels.

You could turn it to a Body scrub

How? Make a paste of mashed mango, honey and milk and use as a body scrub, you will feel that your skin is tender and smooth.

High source of iron for women

Mango is rich in iron, hence it is a great natural solution for people suffering from anemia. Menopausal and pregnant women can indulge in mangoes as this will increase their iron levels and calcium at the same time.

Mangoes strengthen your immune system

The ‘deadly’ combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy.

Aids concentration and memory

If only those jamb candidates had taken enough of this fruit, maybe they won’t have to protest. This fruit is rich in glutamine acid– an important protein for concentration and memory. Feed mangoes to children who find it difficult to concentrate on studies.

It is good for your eyes

Did you know that mango is rich in vitamin A? One cup of sliced mangoes equals 25% intake of your daily need of vitamin A. Mangoes help in promoting good eye sight, fights dry eyes and also prevent night blindness.

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