We all agree that mangoes are delicious, but did you know that mangoes can help you in ways you never even thought possible?
Here are some incredible health facts about mangoes:
- Improves Digestion:
The fiber in mangoes help digestion.
- Clears the Skin:
Mangos can either be eaten or used externally on skin to help clear clogged pores and eliminate acne.
- Improves Eye Health:
Mangoes contain vitamin A; which improves eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
- May Help with Diabetes:
Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling the leaves in water, soaking them through the night and then consuming the filtered product in the morning. Mangoes also have a relatively low glycemic index (41-60). Therefore, consuming moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels
- Alkalizes the Whole Body:
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
- Boosts the Immune System:
The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A, as well as the 25 different kinds of carotenoids in mangoes, help keep your immune system healthy and strong.
- Helps Fight Heat Stroke:
Drinking juiced green mangoes and mixing it with water and a sweetener helps cool down the body and counter effects of heatstrokes.
- May Prevent Cancer:
Research has shown that antioxidant compounds in mangoes may protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
- Promotes Healthy Sex:
Mangos are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sexual drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts (from whole foods) does help.
- Lowers Cholesterol:
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff).