If you are one that has stayed away from eating mangoes because of the old ‘they are heaty’ granny story, we’re here to convince you of the supreme health benefits that will convince you otherwise. Mango tastes so good that we sometimes forget how healthy they actually are. There’s a reason why it is called the king of fruits. Let us look at a few more reasons.
Mango clears the skin
This tasty fruit can be used both externally and internally for your skin. A mango clears clogged pores and eliminates pimples. The mango is rich in Vitamins A and C, which helps in toning and rejuvenating the skin. It helps to delay the visible signs of ageing of the skin as well.
Mango and diabetes
Most mango lovers have to stay away from them once they get diabetes. Well, we have news for you. Leaves of mango help normalize insulin levels in your blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then drinking the filtered decoction after you wake up. Mango fruit also has a relatively low glycemic index so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.
Mango improves digestion
Any fruit that contains fiber improves digestion. Mangoes, like papayas contain enzymes that break down protein. Mango also helps in excretion due to its high fiber content.
Mango improves the immune system
The generous amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C in mango, plus 26 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system strong and healthy.
Mango decreases cholesterol levels
Levels of vitamin C, pectin and fiber are found in a high level in mango. This helps to decrease the level of bad cholesterol in your body.
So if you are looking for an excuse to gobble on your favorite fruit, here you have loads of them. But remember, too much of anything is not good. Diet moderation is the trick to good health.