Seven health benefits of mangoes


WEB DESK: It has not only secured the status of “King of Fruits”, mangoes have got some other strong reasons to insure distinctive position being famous in all fruits.

Apart from having fabulous taste, mangoes have tremendous health benefiting properties.

Here we have enlisted seven benefits of mangoes:

* Storehouse of Vitamins

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We all know mangoes are full of goodness, and you are probably aware that mangoes contain a lot of vitamin C. But this delicious fruit is also a storehouse of other vitamins such as B6, as well as potassium, copper and magnesium.

*Help with digestion

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On a warm summer evening, when you feel like something light, a mango or two can make for a great dinner. Since, mangoes are fibrous they help with digestion, and work against constipation as well.

*Fight against Anemia

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Since mangoes are also rich in iron, they are also helpful in the fight against anemia. A mango a day is actually a good way to show anemia the door.

*Mangoes aren’t responsible for weight gain

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A lot of people believe that mangoes contribute to weight gain. But, apparently, while a cup of mango has more calories than, say, a papaya or a musk melon, the fat content in a mango is just about 0.6 percent. So, having a mango or a couple a day is quite okay, but, if you’re watching your weight, do keep away from desserts involving mangoes, of course.

*Immune booster

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Mangoes contain carotenes, and help in keeping blood pressure under check, and make for great immune boosters to fight infections.

*Mango peels are nutritious

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A lot of people eat mangoes along with the peel, and besides being intensely fibrous, more than the meat, peels are known to be more nutritious than the flesh of the fruit. So, don’t simply discard the peel. Eat it!

*Good for eyes and skin

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Mangoes are full of vitamins, but specifically let’s take Vitamin C. Vitamin C is good for, among others, immune function. Vitamin A is good for your eyes and skin, among others.

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