Health benefits of Mango

by Farhan Mushtaq

Mangoes from their original habitat, Pakistan, enjoy an excellent reputation around the world. In the world of Mango, there’s none tastier than Pakistani Mangoes. These mangoes are grown in the right climate, tropical moisture and rich soil. Pakistani Sindhri, Langarah and Chounsa are appreciated across the globe. Its sumptuous flavor and unique fragrance, gives a pleasant smile to a human.

It is also a major exporting product and the demand for Pakistani mangoes and mango products is constantly on the rise in overseas markets, particularly in China, UK and UAE. Pakistan earned over $61 million by exporting 130,000 tons mangoes last year, according to the governmental statistics. Among 1595 known varieties of mangoes, only few (25 to 30) are being grown on commercial scale and the quantity exported represents less than five per cent of the total production of mangoes, which stands at 1.7 million tons, in the country.

Mangoes have no comparison with other fruits in its tempting taste and is said to be the “King of all Fruits”, simultaneously; research proves that eating mangoes elevates your mood n helps in maintaining a happy mood. It not only strengthens one’s will power but also prevents from heart diseases. Mangoes are one of the richest sources of vitamin A and vitamin C and minerals namely potassium, calcium and phosphorus. It is laden with fiber too.

Some of the other health benefits of eating mangoes can be known by the nutrients in this wonderful fruit. To start, mangoes are a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Mangoes have vitamin A, vitamin E, and Selenium which can help to guard against heart disease and other illnesses, such as colon and cervical cancer. The vitamins A and C in mango are also a great source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure, muscle contraction, and keep your bodily processes working correctly. Mango high Iron content is beneficial to people with anemia and pregnant women, if eaten regularly. It also boosts the hormonal activities in our body to perform better by providing vitamin E.
Mango contains enough anti-oxidants, an agent that reduces the oxidation penetration in our body. This phenolic compound is said to have powerful anticancer effects for the human body. Mango also treats acidity and poor digestion because of an enzyme found in the fruit which soothes the stomach and is also a mood elevator.
Making mango part of your daily diet can be very beneficial to your overall health, without compromising on taste. This deliciously sweet and juicy treat is a great way to stay on track when maintaining a healthy diet.

So, Have Mangoes and live healthy.