Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Health Benefits of Mangoes

Summary: Onset of summer brings great joy for the lovers of mango. It is the best fruit in terms of flavor, sweetness and nutrient richness. Given the impressive nutritional nomenclature and innumerable health benefits that it carries, it is rightly known as “The King of Fruits”.
Mango is one of those fruits, people love to munch and honestly telling I am also one of them. Its taste is irresistible, smell is all-pervading and health benefits are numerous.


Given below are some of the notable health benefits of this fruit:
Manages Lifestyle Diseases: Apart from being rich sources of fiber and antioxidants, mango also contains many minerals, potassium and magnesium to name a few. Potassium can manage diabetes, arthritis, enhance brain function and prevent heart disease. Magnesium is also very important for the body as it can treat high blood pressure, maintain good bone health, lower anxiety and stress, tranquilize the body, facilitate sleep and ensure steady heartbeat.

Maintains Healthy Weight: Despite being rich in food quantity and water content, mango is a low-calorie fruit. One mango contains approximately 100-130 calories. Therefore, it is highly effective to achieve healthy weight. Since per serving of mango has lesser calorie content in comparison with other fruits/foods, you may eat more amount of it without thinking a bit about your calorie limit. Therefore, its intake helps achieve and maintain healthy weight.

Maintains Good Heart Health and Facilitates Digestion: Mango is very rich source of fiber. Just one cup of mango contains 2.5-3.5g of fiber. Recent research shows that those who eat high-fiber diet, are at very lower risk (40 per cent) of heart disease. Fiber intake does also facilitate digestion and ensures good bowel health. Apart, it also controls blood sugar level, stroke risk and reduces the risk of gallstone and kidney stone.
Ensures Healthy and Longer Life: Mango is very rich source of antioxidants, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Antioxidants are the nutrients that protect the tissues in the body from wear and tear. It also provides internal protection to the cells and rejuvenates them. In this way, it protects aging and ensures longer life. Antioxidants do also reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart diseases and cancers. In this way, the antioxidants ensure good health. If the findings of the recent study have to be believed, the intake of mangoes is directly proportional to healthy and longer life.
The above-mentioned health-advantages include, but not limited to the health advantages of mango.
                                                     ----Ashish Jha



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