Surprising Benefits of Eating MangoesBy Harshita Sehgal - 3 May 2019
Mango is juicy and delicious and is one of the most popular fruits across the world. For Indians this king of fruits is the only good thing about summers. Available in hundreds of varieties , summers without mango shake is incomplete. As per Indian beliefs, mangoes also symbolize life and are used in almost every sacred ritual. We all love mangoes but you will love it more when you will get to know its benefits. So here are few reasons to eat them daily
Helps in digestion
Mangoes can promote healthy digestion as the digestive enzymes present in the fruit encourage natural digestion. The bioactive ingredients present in mangoes like esters, terpenes, and aldehydes contribute in enhancing appetite and also improve the function of the digestive system.
You will be surprised to know that mangoes are closely related to skin care. They are filled with Vitamin c and A which are essential for healthy skin. They also treat acne by opening the clogged pores of the skin. Mangoes consist of skin healing nutrients and the fiber in mangoes cleanses your gut that is overloaded with toxic substances. To enjoy these benefits you need to eat them daily.
Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C. The powerful carotenoid helps to enhance the immune system and make it fight bacteria. Vitamin C helps to boost the immune system and prevent cold/flu. It also contains vitamin A that gives additional protection against the free radicals.
Improves eye health
Eating mangoes might help promote your eye health as they are rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene. The antioxidant improves vision, boosts overall eye health and prevents loss of vision as well.
Including mangoes in your diet can help regulate your cholesterol levels. The high levels of fiber pectin bring down the bad cholesterol that causes plaques in the vessels and blocks blood flow.
The glycemic index of mangoes ranges between 41 to 60, with an average of 51 and as 51 is on the lower end of the glycemic index scale. Foods that are less than 55 are consider to be low glycemic food, which is safe for diabetics to consume.
So don’t worry about your health and enjoy delicious mangoes this season!