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Friday, November 8, 2019

Eight Amazing Health Benefits Of Mangoes, Check It Out

Health Benefits of mangoes

Mangoes have been named the most widely consumed fruit in the world. The mango is a member of the drupe family, a type of plant food with an outer fleshy part surrounding a shell (what we sometimes call a pit) that contains a seed. Olives, dates, and coconuts are also types of drupes. Mangoes can possibly help protect and strengthen the body in the following ways:

1. Age-related Macular Degeneration
The antioxidant zeaxanthin, found in mangoes, filters out harmful blue light rays and is thought to play a
protective role in eye health and possibly ward off damage from macular degeneration.

A higher intake of all fruits (three or more servings per day) has also been shown to decrease the risk of and progression of age-related macular degeneration.

2. Asthma Prevention
The risk of developing asthma is lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients is beta-carotene , found in mangoes,
papaya, apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, pumpkin, and carrots.

3. Prevents Cancer
Diets rich in beta-carotene may also play a protective role against prostate cancer, according to a study conducted and has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer according to a Japanese study.

In a study conducted by Texas AgriLife Research, food scientists tested mango polyphenol extracts on colon, breast, lung, leukemia , and prostate cancer tissue; mangoes were shown to have some impact on all cancers tested but were most effective with breast and colon cancers.

4. Bone Health
Low intakes of vitamin K are associated with a higher risk of bone fracture. Adequate vitamin K consumption can be achieved by eating a proper intake of fruits and vegetables. Vitamin K is important for improving calcium absorption, essential for optimal bone health.

5. Prevent Diabetes
Studies have shown that people with type 1 diabetes who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels; and individuals with type 2 diabetes may have improved blood sugar, lipids, and insulin levels. One cup of mango provides about 3 grams of fiber.

6. Helps With Digestion
Because of their fiber and water content, mangoes help to prevent constipation and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract.

7. Prevent Heart Disease
The fiber, potassium, and vitamin content in mangoes all help to ward off heart disease. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of hypertension.

8. Skin and Hair
Mangoes are also great for your hair because they contain vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production that keeps hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.

Adequate intake of vitamin C, found in just 1 cup of mango per day, is needed for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair.



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