As one of the most popular fruits in the world, mangoes packs a lot of benefits. It is a nutritionally rich tropical fruit with unique flavour, fragrance, taste, and health-promoting qualities which makes healthy eating an amazing sensory experience. More to that, mangoes also have lots of benefits when eaten every day for one month.
Here are some of the benefits:
1. Reduces the risk of cancer
Mangoes are a high-antioxidant food and according to research, antioxidants suppress cancer cells. Mangoes are rich in polyphenols, which are natural substances in plants that are associated with good health. Polyphenols reduce the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, leukaemia and prostate cancer.
2. Prevents dehydration and manages cholesterol levels
Mango fruit contains a high level of vitamin C, fibre, and pectin, which together can reduce serum cholesterol levels. Mangoes also contain a lot of water too. Regular consumption help prevent dehydration, which also helps to drive down cholesterol.
3. Help to maintain alkalinity
Cancer cells survive in acidic environments. Therefore, to help lower the risk of harbouring this deadly disease, we have to maintain an alkalized bodily movement. Mango contains tartaric acid, malic acid, and traces of citric acid, all of which help maintain alkalinity. These acids all become alkaline during the digestive process.
4. Aids in digestion
Eating a lot of mangoes can keep the environment in your gut healthy. Mangoes also contain vitamins and minerals that help to break down protein during digestion.
5. Protection from heat stroke
Mango has an amazing ability to cool the body and helps to avoid heat stroke. To avoid heat stroke, you need to maintain the fluid level in your body. The potassium content in mangoes balances out the sodium compound and works toward fluid level regulation. Also, it is known to control homocysteine levels in the blood, which can be harmful to blood vessels and may up your risk of heat stroke.
6. Help to strengthen immunity
Mangoes contain a whole lot of nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and no less than 25 different carotenoid antioxidants. These important vitamins work together to strengthen your immune system, neutralise free radicals and prevent cellular damage that can otherwise initiate various diseases.