6 Amazing Health Benefits Of Mango
By: Kratika Sat, 14 May 2022 4:23 PM
Mango is a delicious and juicy fruit cultivated that belongs to the Mangifera genus and is native to South Asia. It is cultivated in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. In some South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, and Srilanka, mango is known as the “King of fruits”. Magno provides several health and beauty benefits as they contain essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, polyphenols, and dietary fibers, etc.
Mangoes are rich in many essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc and these compounds are responsible for all the health & beauty benefits of mango, and also for the risks and side effects associated with mango. Take a look at the below-mentioned table to know about what nutrients are present in mangoes and in what quantity.
# Maintains Ocular Health
Mango helps in maintaining our ocular health because of its rich nutritious profile.
Vitamin C, vitamin A and other antioxidantal compounds like phytonutrients, polyphenols, and flavonoids, etc in mango protects our eyes from free radical damage and thus minimizes the risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and glaucoma, etc.
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for the eyes as it improves vision, prevents eye dryness, and minimizes the risk of night-blindness.
# Reduces Risk of Several Cancer(s)
Mango contains antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E as well as other antioxidantal compounds like phytonutrients, polyphenols, and flavonoids that protect our cells and tissues from free radical damage and minimizes the risk of several cancers like colon cancer, abdominal cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, leukemia, breast cancer, and prostate cancer, etc.
Free radicals are the unstabilized ions that stabilize by stealing electrons from the neighboring molecules, and doing so causes oxidative damage to them.
# Helps In Cholesterol Management
Dietary fibers in mango reduce LDL cholesterol in the body and minimize the risk of atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is a condition that leads to hardening and narrowing of the arteries due to the accumulation of plaque and fat deposits in the arterial walls and is a leading cause of several cardiovascular problems like heart attack, heart stroke, and coronary artery disease.
# Maintain Alkaline Balance
Malic acid, tartaric acid, and citric acid in mango aids in maintaining alkaline balance in the body.
# Boost Our Immunity
The immune system is the defense mechanism of our body that aids in the prevention and treatment of various microbial infections, diseases, and as well as injuries, and wounds.
Antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, and other relevant compounds like phytonutrients, polyphenols, carotenoids, and flavonoids, etc in mango strengthens our immune system as they protect our immune cells or the white blood cells from free radical damage.
Vitamin C enhances the production of white blood cells, and further strengthens our immunity.With stronger immunity, our risk of getting a cough, cold, fever, and flu diminishes significantly.
The antimicrobial properties of mango reduce the risk of various bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.Other nutrients like zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron, and folate, etc in mango also contribute to better immune health.
# Reduces Risk of Miscarriage
Deficiency of folic acid or folate during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage by about 50 percent.
The folic acid present in mango helps in minimizing this risk.