Mangoes which is commonly known as the “king of all fruits” is a delicious and succulent fruit. Beyond the delicious taste of mango, it also contains a lot of benefits which can be very beneficial to one’s health.
Little wonder why for several years, mangoes have been used to soothe stomach pain and due to the increase in the popularity of mangoes, many food manufacturers have introduced jellies, jams, spices that include pure mango flavor.
Below are the health benefits of mangoes.
Improves the health of your eyes
Do you know a cup of sliced mangoes provides 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A? They promote good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.This is how beneficial mangoes are to the eyes.
Promotes Brain Health
Mangoes have rich quantities of vitamin B6, which is important for sustaining and improving the brain’s function. These vitamins help in the combination of the major neurotransmitters that contribute in determining mood and the modification of sleeping patterns. Mangoes naturally provide substantial quantities of this vitamin. Hence, you should include mangoes as a part of your diet, to ensure a healthy brain and effective nerve functioning.
Research has shown that the presence of antioxidant compounds in mango fruit has helped to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
Mangoes contain fibers which are in healthful quality and proportion. The fiber in mangoes helps digestion and elimination.
Slows down aging
Mangoes can rightly be called an anti-aging food because it contains a high amount of vitamin A and vitamin C. These vitamins help to produce collagen proteins inside the body. Collagen helps to protect blood vessels and the body’s connective tissues, thereby slowing down the skin’s natural aging process.
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Written by: Temitope Ikusika