Well, today we are going to talk about one of the most favorite fruit in the world...Yes, we are talking about Mango... Ta-da!
In this article I am basically gonna tell you about the health and beauty benefits of mango, further I am going to share its nutritional facts and figures. So what are we waiting for? come with me and read this article to explore mango's benefits and learn how to make a delicious, quick and healthy mango smoothie.
As you all know that mango is called the "King of fruits", while there is a queen of fruits too which is called Mangosteen, this is not only delicious but also possesses an impressive nutritional profile.
There are so many researches and studies about the health advantages of mango, like mango improves your eyesight, reduces the risk factor of certain cancers, acts as an antioxidant, has antiaging property, good for your heart and skin, boost up yours immunity level and good to increase the iron level.
Health Benefits of Mango
Fight Against Cholesterol:
Mango is enriched with vitamin C, fibers, and pectin that assist to decrease serum levels of bad cholesterol. Mango contains a high quantity of potassium, that's an essential thing of cellular and body fluids that facilitates to manipulate coronary heart rate and blood pressure.
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2011 looked at the effects of mangoes on levels of fat or lipids, in the blood of mice.
The researchers found that the mice that had consumed mango had a lower percentage of body fat, lower blood cholesterol levels than they had before.
Good to Sharp Memory:
Do you want to get good grades in your exam? Then mango is a right choice. Because this fruit is rich in glutamine acid– an crucial protein for attention and memory. Feed mangoes to kids who find it tough to concentrate on studies.
One cup of Mango fulfills your three quarter of daily Vitamin C needs, this vitamin helps your body to produce white blood cells to fight against infections (Study). Further it also contains vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E, several B vitamins and folate, which improves immunity too. (Study).
Preventive Measure Against Cancer:
Keep in mind that cancer can't live in an alkaline environment. Mango is enriched with tartaric acid, malic acid, and traces of citric acid that generally assist in keeping the alkali reserve of the body.
Mango is aphrodisiac in nature, which additionally boom virility in men. So have mangoes to enjoy and improve your love life.
It is a good fruit to improve your eye sight because mango has sufficient amount of Vitamin A, further it provides prevention against night blindness and dry eyes.
Resolve Poop issues:
Yes; it is true... Mango makes you poop if you are constipated.
A pilot study from Texas A&M University revealed that consuming mangoes is more helpful in relieving constipation than taking an equivalent amount of fiber powder. The study was published last month in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.
The four-week study divided 36 adult men and women with chronic constipation into two groups. One ate about 2 cups of mango each day while the other used an equivalent amount of fiber powder, or about 1 teaspoon of dietary psyllium fiber supplement. After assessing the results, researchers said both groups improved, but mangoes were more effective in limiting symptoms than the fiber supplement.
Mango for Diabetic Patients:
If you are a diabetic then you should limit the portion of mango you consume to 1-2 slices every two days as they are rich in carbohydrates.
Mango for Brain:
Mango is loaded with vitamin B6, that's crucial for maintaining brain functions. Research shows that B6 can decrease high homocysteine blood levels that may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s (Study)
Treat Symptoms of PMS:
Good news for ladies... because of vitamin B6 Mango helps you to treat PMS symptoms like anxiety, depression, irritability and tiredness. (Study)
Recipe to Make Mango Smoothie
I am a big Mango lover. Every summer I usually grab numerous mangoes to eat. I am sharing the easiest and 3 minutes mango smoothie, which I love to make. So, enjoy this yummy and quick recipe of mango smoothie.
Pulp of two mangoes
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup Labban/Lassi/Butter milk
Put all the ingredients in blender and blend until creamy.. Pour it in to glasses and decorate it with mint leaves (if desired).
WOW! it is so easy to make..