By Rose Oladele
Mango is popularly referred to as the King of fruits because of its global availability, versatility in terms of varieties and utility in terms of ways by which it could be eaten. It is believed that more fresh mangos are eaten every day than any other fresh fruit in the world.
Mango is considered the best seasonal and summer fruit ever. Apart from its great sweet taste for which many love it, it has fantastic health benefits which many are even unaware of.
Some of the health benefits include:
Mangoes contain high amounts of vitamin A and C which help produce collagen protein inside the body that slows down the natural aging process.
2) Useful in Pregnancy
Mangoes are beneficial for pregnant women since they provide the iron requirements during pregnancy
3) Enhance Weight loss
Research has proven that mango peels contain phytochemicals that act as natural fat busters which is useful for weight loss.
4) Regulate Blood Pressure
They are rich in potassium which helps lower blood pressure.
5) Sex booster
Mangoes can boost your sex life by triggering the activity of your sex hormones.
6) Prevents Cancer
Mangoes contain unique antioxidants (that are absent in other fruits and vegetables) and pectin which helps to prevent the development of prostates, breast, colon and leukemia cancer.
7) Improve Hair Health
They are rich sources of Vitamin C that promotes collagen production for healthy hair.
8) Improve Eye Health
The Vitamin A and beta- carotene in mangoes help boost eye health, prevent night blindness and dry eyes.
9) Cures Anaemia
Mangoes are rich in iron, which makes them beneficial for people suffering from anaemia
10) Helps Prevent Asthma
Since mangoes are excellent sources of vitamin C, they are beneficial to cases like asthma.