Summer is here and with the sweltering heatwave, comes the king of fruits, and mangoes to keep us cool and hydrated. Mangoes have always been a popular choice for us Indians and this sweet, juicy, pulpy fruit has popularity all over the world. Mangoes come in a wide variety and in different weights depending on their type.
Be it an Alphonso or any other type, mangoes have some amazing health benefits. Today, mangoes are available at each and every grocery store for about four to five months during the summer season.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGO
Mangoes are rich in vitamins, and minerals, and have antioxidants which provide multiple health benefits. Researches state that the vitamin K found in mango helps our blood clot effectively further preventing us from anaemia. It also helps to strengthen our bones.
Mangoes are rich in vitamin C and are extremely important for forming blood vessels and healthy collagen, as well as helping us heal.
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Health Benefits Of Mango:
- Lowers The Risk of Cancer:
Mangos are known to be rich in beta-carotene, which is a pigment responsible for the yellow or orange colour of the fruit. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant which is found in mangoes. Research has shown that the antioxidants in mangoes can fight free radicals, which cause damage to the cells in our body and leads to cancer.
- Take Care of our Heart Health:
Mangoes also help to support our cardiovascular system. Since mangoes have a great source of magnesium and potassium in them, these help to lower blood pressure and help maintain a regular pulse. Mangoes are also known to possess a compound known as mangiferin, which may be able to reduce the inflammation of the heart as suggested by recent studies.
- Improves Digestive Health:
Mangoes are extremely helpful in stabilizing our digestive system. They have dietary fibres and amylase compounds which help us avoid constipation. The amylase compounds help to dissolve other foods in our stomach further breaking down difficult starches. The fibre in mangoes is more effective for relieving constipation than similar fibre supplements.
- Nutritional Value:
Mangos are also rich in folate which is used for healthy cell division and DNA duplication. Doctors recommend pregnant women to consume at least 400 mcg of folate daily as it helps to avoid birth defects.
Mangoes are also rich in minerals like:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
Make sure to include mangoes in your diet to keep you fit and healthy. Have it as a smoothie, or slice it up as a snack or pair it with your salads or meals, etc and you are all sorted. Don’t miss relishing this healthy yet juicy fruit this summer.
Also, read our article on “7 Indian summer food to beat the heat“