We have reached the peak of summer and heat is becoming unbearable. However, the summer season has its benefits as well. It is the season of fleshy and juicy mangoes, the king of fruits. Apart from the fact that it tastes sweet, mangoes are loaded with nutrients.
Health benefits of mangoes
Aids digestion: Mangoes contain several enzymes that help in breaking down protein. This is the reason people eat mangoes after a hearty meal. The fibrous content of the fruit along with vitamins, minerals and probiotic dietary fibre help digest food easily.
Helps in diabetes: The fruit also contains a surprisingly low glycemic index (41-60), thus eating it in moderate quantities will not suddenly elevate your sugar levels.
Lowers cholesterol: The fiber, Vitamin C and pectin in mangoes helps lower serum cholesterol levels, especially the harmful Low-Density Lipoprotein commonly known as bad cholesterol.
Good for eyes: The high content of vitamin A found in Mangoes is great for eyes since the vitamin can help prevent night blindness and dry eyes. A cupful of the fruit supplies 25 percent of the daily need of vitamin A.
Aphrodisiac: Besides having high vitamin E which is a mild form of aphrodisiac, mangoes also have compounds that act like the hormone estrogen and thus has an aphrodisiac effect for both men and women.
Rich Source of Potassium: Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure.
Rich in Vitamin E: Vitamin E, which is abundantly present in mangoes, helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.
Helps treat skin acne: Mango helps to clear clogged pores that cause acne. Just slice a mango into thin pieces and keep them on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and then take bath or wash your face and see the results.
Rich in Iron: People who suffer from anaemia can take mangoes regularly along with their dinner. It is especially good for women after menopause.