Continued from last week…
If you don’t know why you need a mango every day, let me tell you. Mango is rich in fiber, so if you have at least one mango every day in your diet, you are almost guaranteed to prevent constipation or piles. 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 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day. When you savour delicious and succulent mangoes every season, you probably don’t think about the immense health benefits coming with every bite. Do you?
Alkalizes the body
According to natural health school.com, mango is rich in tartaric acid, malic acid and traces of citric acid that primarily help in maintaining the alkali reserve of the body.
Make a paste of mashed mango, mix with honey and milk and use as a body scrub, you will feel that your skin is tender and smooth like that of a baby.
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.
According to research, antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, garlic acid and methylgallat present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
Helps concentration and memory
Studying for exams? 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. Their result next term will amaze you!
Helps in digestion
Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and elimination. It is rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.
When the sun is bogging you down this season, just chop of a mango in a juicer; add a little water and a tablespoon of sugar or honey. This juice will instantly cool you down and prevent heat stroke.
High iron for women
Mango is rich in iron, and 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.
Keeps cholesterol in check
Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibers 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.
Instead of snacking on unhealthy chips and cookies, why not feast on slices of mangoes instead. They are perhaps one of the tastiest dehydrated fruits of all. Yea! Give it a try.
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.
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 especially if you carry make up on daily basis. Just slice a mango into thin pieces and keep them on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. Then take bath or wash your face and see the results. Do this once a week.
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