HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGO (4)

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGO (4)

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Continued from last week…

Stimulates sexual desire

Mango has aphrodisiac qualities and is also called the ‘love fruit’. Mangoes increase the virility in men. Vitamin E, which is abundantly present in mangoes, helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.

Stomach Tonic

Before going to bed at night, put some 10 or 15 mango leaves in warm water and close it with cover. The next day morning filter the water and drink it in empty stomach. Do this twice a week to clean your body system.

Strengthens your immune

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

Slows Aging

Mangoes contain high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, which both help to produce collagen proteins inside the body. Collagen helps to protect blood vessels and the body’s connective tissues, thereby slowing down the skin’s natural aging process. Therefore, mangoes can rightly be called an anti-aging food. Dietary supplementation is the best way to restore your youth in a natural and delicious way.

MANGO ALLERGIES

It is possible to suffer from mango allergies. Some people can be sensitive to mangoes, since they belong to the Anacardiaceae family and are therefore a distant relative of poison ivy. Mangoes contain a small amount of a substance called urushinol, which is a toxic resin that can cause dermatitis. The severity of this skin allergy varies between individuals. However, the peel and juice of mangoes are more responsible for this allergy, while the flesh of the fruit has a relatively low chance of inducing this allergic reaction.

HOW TO BUY AND STORE MANGOES

Some varieties of mangoes do not turn red, orange or yellow. If you prefer to buy these alternative green varieties, try to look for other signs of ripeness like a sweet aroma. Green mangoes are popular in the market. The ripe mangoes should give slightly to light pressure from the fingertip and you should see a slight depression on the surface. Even if you buy them unripe, keep the mangoes in a paper bag in a warm place; they will ripen within two days. If you keep the unripe mangoes at room temperature, it may take them up to 1 week to fully ripen and as a result get spoilt or eaten by rats.

You will be able to recognize fresh mangoes by their size; they should be about 4 inches in length while the weight can range from 9 ounces to 4 pounds. The peak season is from May through September, but there are many markets that import mangoes from warm climates year-round.

Don’t judge a mango by its color – red/yellow does not mean ripe. Squeeze gently to judge ripeness. A ripe mango will “give” slightly and a firm mango will ripen at room temperature over a few days.

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