Fantastic Health Properties Of Mangoes
Compiled by the Weekly
Intake of mangoes can help prevent the risk of certain cancer, diabetes and heart diseases
The mango is among the most popular fruits all over the world thanks to its sweet, fragrant flavor and valuable nutrients. In Vietnam, the fruit tree is widely grown in the south central region and the Mekong Delta.
A glass of mango flesh can supply the body with 25% of its daily need of vitamin C, two-thirds of vitamin A, as well as vitamins B6 and E, and magnesium, pectin, phosphorus and potassium.
The high amount of potassium in mangoes can help regulate blood pressure. Therefore, regular intake of the fruit is a best way to control your blood pressure without any side effect.
The iron in mangoes can help tackle anemia caused by iron deficiency. The vitamin C in the fruit can boost the absorption of iron of the body. This is why intake of mangoes is good for pregnant women and those suffering from anemia.
The high content of pectin and vitamin C in mangoes can also help lower the cholesterol levels in the blood, especially the LDL cholesterol, which is considered as “bad” one.
The phenolic compounds in the mango such as quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin and methyl gallat have been proven to be able to inhibit the oxidation (or aging) process and fight cancer. Studies also show that the fruit’s rich source of pectin can help prevent the digestive system cancer.
Boil mango leaves for about 15 minutes and let the broth cool down overnight; drink the broth in the next morning to normalize the insulin in the blood, which can help lower the blood glucose level, thus reducing the risk of diabetes.
Mangoes are good for the treatment of digestive diseases. The fruit contains enzymes that can help facilitate the absorption of food in the body. The dietary fiber in the fruit can help boost the functioning of the digestive system.
The rich vitamins A and E and selenium supplied by mangoes can help prevent the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The fruit’s abundant vitamin B6 plays an important role in lowering the homocysteine levels in the blood. High homocysteine levels in the blood may increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clot formation and Alzheimer’s disease.
Mangoes have glutamine, an amino acid that can help improve the memory and boost the functioning of the brain cells. As a result, regular intake of the fruit is highly recommended to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
The high content of vitamin A in mangoes is a strong antioxidant that can help improve the health of the eyes and protect them against degradation due to aging process. Vitamin A can also stimulate the blood circulation, which is good for the skin.