Lesser Known Health Benefits Of Mangoes

Mango is known as the ‘king of fruits’. This fruit contains about twenty different minerals and vitamins so it is a nutritionally-rich fruit. 165 g of sliced mango contains 99 kcal Energy, 1.35 grams of protein, 24.7 grams of carbohydrate, 2.64 grams of dietry fiber, 0.627 grms of fat, 60.1 mcg of vitamin C and 1.2 mg of calcium. Mango is rich in  nutrients such as vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. Mango is low in calories yet high in nutrients – particularly vitamin C, which aids immunity, iron absorption and growth and repair.

 Lower Cholesterol

Mango has mangiferin which helps in reducing Cholesterol level. In a study conducted by the University of Madras found that mangiferin in mangoes increase the levels of HDL the good cholesterol.

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 Improve Hair and Skin Health

Mangoes also improves hair health, they gives a good amount of vitamin A. This nutrient helps the skin to produce an oily substance called sebum, which moisturizes the hair. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of bodily tissues, including skin and hair. Mango are also rich in Vitamin C essential for making collagen – a protein which gives your skin its bounce and combats sagging and wrinkles.

Improve Digestion

Mango has a group of digestive enzymes named amylases. Digestive enzymes break down large food particles so that they can be easily absorbed. As  contains plenty of water and dietary fiber, it may help solve digestive problems like constipation and diarrhea.

Improve Immunity

Mango is rich in immune-boosting nutrients. It possesses antioxidant properties which improves immune health. One cup (165 grams) of mango provides 10% of your daily vitamin A which is essential for a healthy immune system, as it helps fight infections. Meanwhile, not getting enough vitamin A is linked to a greater infection risk. Mango also contains folate, vitamin K, vitamin E and several B vitamins, which aids immunity.

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