Most times people eat more of mangoes because of the sweetness without knowing the amazing health benefits. The mango plant has over 1000 different species.
The mango plant is common in Nigeria. It come with a whole lot of health benefits that will amaze you and make you want to consume even more of it.
1. Eye Health:
One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
2. Lowers Cholesterol:
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)
3. Boosts Immune System:
The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangoes, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.
4. Prevents Cancer
Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon , breast , leukemia and prostate cancers.
5. Promotes Healthy Sex
Mangoes are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sex drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts does help.
6. Boosts the Immune System
The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos , plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong .
7. Improves Digestion
Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking down protein . There are several fruits , including mangoes , which have this healthful quality . The fiber in mangoes also helps digestion and elimination .
8. Alkalizes the Whole Body
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body .