5 top reasons to eat mangoes every day
Mangoes are not only great in taste, but have significant health benefits. High in vitamin and nutrient content, mangoes also improve digestion, lowers cholesterol levels in blood, reduce the risk of anaemia, etc.
A nutritional powerhouse
Bursting with antioxidants and over 20 different vitamins and minerals, a single mango can provide a quarter of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C, nearly two thirds of your daily quota for vitamin A, good amounts of vitamin E, and fibre. They also contain vitamin K, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Mangoes are particularly rich in potassium, which help reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Mangoes are high in fibre, but low in calories (approx 110 per average sized mango), fat (only 1 gram) and sodium. For those of us who are physically active, eating mangoes is a great way to replenish that lost potassium.
Helps to relieve indigestion
Mangoes are very beneficial for people suffering from acidity because its enzymes help to relieve indigestion. The enzymes present in mangoes clean the bowel and are an ideal antidote for all toxic effects inside the body. They also provide sufficient resistance to fight germs.
Lowers bad cholesterol, LDL in the body
High level of soluble dietary fibre, pectin and vitamin C present in mangoes, help to lower blood cholesterol levels, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, a high quantity of which is believed to be a factor in causing coronary heart disease.
Help fight anaemia
Mangoes are rich in iron. Not only that, the vitamin C present in abundance enhances the absorption of iron from food and vegetables, preventing anaemia.
Great for men, women, and children
Mangoes contain glutamine acid, which boosts memory and keeps cells active. Mangoes also contain a lot of tryptophan, and the precursor of the "happiness-hormone" serotonin. Mango mixed with yoghurt is a very healthy probiotic drink.
Women after menopause often become weak, and they should consume mangoes and other fruits rich in iron. A pregnant woman should eat at least one mango a day — the calcium and magnesium of the mango relaxes the muscles, relieves stress, and is believed to prevent miscarriages.
250g of mango contains, 30g carbohydrates, 1.5g protein, 1g fat, 3g carotenes, 110g vitamin B1, 125g vitamin B2, 2 mg vitamin B3, 90mg vitamin C, 30mg calcium, 45mg magnesium, 1mg iron, 295g zinc, 0.5g potassium