Mangoes are very rich in nutritional values which can help your digestion, fight off cancer, help you lose weight, and much more!
Mango’s unique, sweet, and delicate flavor can bring all of the tropics to your meal. Even though the tree that the mangoes grow on is of the same family as ivy and poison oak, the mango fruit is not dangerous at all. It actually helps the body and health in many ways, such as:
The fiber and enzymes contained in the mango can help with digestion. There has been a study that was made for chronic constipation connected to the mango and the scientists stated that:
“Compared to the consumption of fiber, the consumption of mango in the treatment of chronic constipation had higher subject adherence, improved parameters of intestinal evacuation, reduced the production of endotoxins, reduced inflammation, and increased the concentration of short chain fatty acids, all of which have been established to contribute to intestinal health and wellness.”
- Eye Health
One of the ingredients of mango is Vitamin A and that can be very obvious since its orange-yellow color. This vitamin is vital for eye health and is also very important for the development of teeth and bones.
Vitamin C is another ingredient in the mango which is vital for boosting the immune system and collagen production. This vitamin can also aid the absorption of iron.
- Fights Cancer
This fruit contains antioxidants that fight cancer such as fisetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, quercetin, gallic acid, and methyl gallate.
Texas A&M University conducted a study that showed how mango can reduce cancer cells on the breast and prevent the formation of new cancer cells. Scientists at the university states:
“These results of the study indicate that the cell-killing effects of mango polyphenols are specific to cancer cells, where inflammation was reduced in both cancer and non-cancer cells, seemingly through the involvement of miRNA-21 — short microRNA molecules associated with cancer…The tumor-fighting potential of mango polyphenolics may at least in part be based on those same properties which reduced cancer cell proliferation and reduce inflammation that may be involved in carcinogenesis.”
- Weight loss
The fruit can work a lot better than pharmaceuticals in the treatment of metabolic disorders. It can also help prevent the increase of fat mass and reduce the LDL cholesterol at the same time.
Phytochemicals which regulate the blood sugar might be responsible for this. Mango as a fruit is very low on the glycemic index and can stimulate the function of the pancreas.
A study that was conducted showed that by consuming mango for a 4-week period, patients with diabetes can have their sugar levels lowered on the same level as a non-diabetic person.
- Alkalizes body
This fruit is very alkaline and helps keep the balance of the internal levels of acid. When the pH balance is less than neutral it can create muscle impairment, osteoporosis, and kidney disease.
Mangoes also contain antioxidants which can act as anti-inflammatories inside of the body. The mango also has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. A chemical contained in the mango called fisetin can be seen to aid brain health.
- Helps with memory and concentration
Glutamine acid is an amazing compound that is contained in the mango which is a protein that helps the brain health. A study that was conducted showed that this protein has a big role in migration, neuronal differentiation, and survival in the developing brain. This means that the mango is the perfect fruit for concentration and boosting memory.
- Boosts Immune System
This fruit contains many vitamins that boost the immune system such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and many carotenoids. By consuming mangoes, you can benefit from the prevention of the flu, colds, and additional common diseases.
- Lowers Cholesterol
Mangoes contain a bunch of soluble fiber which can absorb bile that is rich in cholesterol that has been produced by the liver. They also contain Vitamin C which is responsible for protecting the arteries from damage.
- High Levels of Antioxidants
The leaves and branches of the mango tree contain high amounts of urushiol – a chemical which irritates the skin on touch. This is the reason why mango leaves cannot be found at the supermarkets.
However, these leaves since ancient times have been used to treat many illnesses such as anemia, insomnia, liver disorders, snakebite, asthma, and diarrhea.
The high amounts of antioxidants that the mango tree and the fruit contains (mangiferin is one of the most dominant antioxidants in mango) is the responsible factor for its power to regulate cell activity.
Amazingly, the mango was found to increase the manliness in men and the sexual desires in both sexes.
The nutrient responsible for this is Vitamin E which helps regulate hormones and improve sperm production, blood flow, and sex drive.
Additionally, erectile dysfunction can also be treated with the amino acid arginine which is found as a compound in the mango.
Mangoes are naturally juicy and this will help a person stay hydrated during summer hot days. If you want to make a refreshing drink, take a mango, chop it, and put it in the blender with a little bit of water. Then add ice if you prefer and you have the perfect refreshing and tasty drink.
Mango Kernel Flour
Mangoes can be made into flour which has amazing effects. This flour is used in India and it is known to still contain the flavor of the mango alongside its amazing benefits. The mango kernel flour is a lot more nutritious than wheat flour as it contains good levels of magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and protein. It also contains the rest of the nutrients that fresh mango contains.