6 Health Benefits of Mangoes

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Unlike other fruits, mango is always craved for because it satisfies your taste buds. Apart from its irresistible taste, mango has a lot of health benefits that you may never think of.

1. Improve sexual health

Mangoes are very rich in vitamin C that repairs and regenerates tissues. They also keep your body’s organs healthy, including the reproductive system. In males, vitamin C can deal with sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Eating mangoes can help them improve their sex life, making them last longer.


2. Make skin smooth and shiny

Mangoes cleanse the pores, making your skin smooth, silky and shiny. They also help in preventing acne problems. Applying mango pulp on your face is the best way to detoxify your skin.


3. Lower cholesterol levels

Mangoes are high in fiber, vitamin C and protein that reduce bad cholesterol in your body. They contain pyridoxine (vitamin B6), which acts as a coenzyme to convert tryptophan to niacin. Additionally, this vitamin plays an important role in converting protein, fat and carbohydrate. It is also essential for fermentation reaction that produces glucose from glycogen, keeping the blood sugar stable, protecting the cardiovascular system, improving the immune system and maintaining the brain healthy.


4. Boost digestive system

Mangoes are very friendly to your stomach. They have digestive enzymes such as ester, aldehydes and terpenes that aid in the chemical breakdown of food for faster and easier digestion. Mangoes will be useful if you have indigestion because they contain an enzyme to ease your stomach. They can also prevent all digestive problems such as constipation.


5. Prevent cancers

Mangoes contain antioxidants such as astragalin, fisetin, quercetin, isoquercetin, methylgallat and gallic acid that help prevent cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancer. They also have soluble pectin which can stop cancer cells from growing. Vitamin C in the mango fruit can protect the cells from harmful effects of free radicals and reduce the risk of cancer.


6. Be an abundant source of nutrients

Mangoes are very rich in vitamins E, A, C, prebiotic fiber, carotenoids and polyphenols that are essential in maintaining your health. Besides, they contain vital minerals and nutrients such as potassium, manganese, calcium, selenium, phosphorus and iron. This kind of fruit is also high in important plant compounds such as lutein, cryptoxanthin, anacardic acid and gallic acid. So it works well in preventing pulmonary tuberculosis, improving lung function, slowing aging process and reducing diabetes complications.


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I am a doctor at a general hospital in Washington DC. I am interested in issues related to health and environment. Currently, I am also a freelance writer for a health magazine.

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This article was published on 2013/07/23