How do you picture summer? It’s not really summer if you are not enjoying mangoes with your friends and family. The sweet and juicy taste is what we crave all year round. Thankfully, “The King of Fruits” is back in season. 

Time to go to the stores and bring packs of mangoes to enjoy the season. While the drooling taste is a good enough reason for you to enjoy mangoes, the health benefits mangoes offer are just the cherry on top. The delicious fruit is also packed with nutrients that strengthen your immune system, facilitate better digestion, and lower your chance of developing chronic illnesses.

Interestingly, mangoes have been used in traditional medicine in several African nations to heal various illnesses. 

In this blogpost, let’s indulge in the goodness of mangoes.

Health benefits of mangoes

  •  It has antioxidant properties.
  • It acts as an anticancer agent.
  •  It has anti-diabetic properties.
  •  It has cardio-protective properties.
  •  It has anti-ageing properties.
  •  It has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Abundant in bioavailable nutrients:

Vital vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and folate.

Boosts immunity: 

Their high vitamin C content contributes to the maintenance of a robust immune system.

Enhances digestion: 

The digestive enzymes included in mangoes aid in the breakdown of protein and facilitate better digestion.

Reduces cholesterol: 

The high fibre content of mangoes aids in reducing the body’s harmful cholesterol levels.

May lower cancer risk: 

Mangoes might have superpowers against certain types of cancers. Thanks to the magical combination of beta-carotene and other special antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, and gallic acid, mangoes might help against leukaemia and even slow down the progression of prostate and colon cancers.

Enhances eye health:

 Packed with beta-carotene and vitamin A, mangoes can help prevent age-related macular degeneration and are vital for healthy vision. Eating the fruit during the summer season can keep your eye health in check.

Enhances skin health: 

Mangoes’ high vitamin C concentration aids in the formation of collagen, which is necessary for good skin.

Helps control blood sugar:

Recent studies suggest that mango can be beneficial for people with diabetes considering they have natural sugars and fibre that contribute to blood sugar regulation and prevent a spike in blood glucose.

Minimises inflammation: 

Mangoes’ antioxidants work to minimise inflammation in the body and may also help ease the symptoms of inflammatory diseases like arthritis.

Helps with weight loss: 

Eating mangoes can help with weight loss in those fighting with obesity since they increase feelings of fullness despite their low-calorie content.

Prevents ageing: 

Mangoes are rich in antioxidants which can aid in slowing the aging process. Studies also show that antioxidants help remove free radicals which are a common cause of aging.

Closing thoughts

We all love mangoes —for the taste and the health benefits. Both doctors, as well as nutritionists, recommend eating mangoes because they boast an impressive nutritional profile. Mangoes appear to be powerful enough to enhance immunity, better digestion, lower blood levels of cholesterol, and digestive health. 

The best aspect is that it tastes good and is simple to incorporate into a variety of foods, including juices, smoothies, fruit bars, ice cream, salads or chutneys.

Although there are numerous studies that link mangoes and their nutrients to a multitude of health benefits, these studies are insufficient and there is a need for further research to establish the true extent of the benefits of Mangoes on human health. 

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