Thursday, August 11, 2016

Health Benefits of Mangos

Health Benefits of Mangos:

1. Boosts the Immune System

Mangos contain large amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A as well as 25 different kinds of carotenoids that will keep your immune system healthy and strong.

2. Improves Digestion: 

Mangos contain enzymes for breaking down protein which can help to improve your digestion. The fiber in mangos also provides additional help with digestion and elimination.

3. Lowers Cholesterol: 

The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) which is known as the bad cholesterol.  

4. Prevents Cancer: 

Many research studies have found that the antioxidant compounds found in mangos may protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.  Quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat are a few of the compounds found in mangos that have shown the ability to prevent cancer 

5. Reduces Acne:  

Mangos are versatile for your skin and can be used both internally and externally. Eating mangos provides the body with the nutrients it needs to detoxify and improve skin from within. Mangos can be used as a face mask externally to help clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.

6. Improves Eye Health: 

One single cup of sliced mangoes supplies your body with 25% of its recommended daily serving of  vitamin A, which helps you maintain good eyesight! 

7.  Increases Energy Levels:

Being a low glycemic fruit Mangos provide the body with an abundance of nutrients and enzymes which naturally boosts the bodies energy levels without spiking blood sugar levels, giving you slow burning energy that is long lasting! 

8. May Help with Diabetes

Traditionally Mango leaves were used in home remedies by boiling the mango leaves in water and leaving them to soak over night to drink in the morning to help normalize insulin levels in the blood. Mango fruit has a  low glycemic index (41-60) which will not spike your sugar levels after eating a moderate amount.
9. Increases Libido: 

Many researchers have debated over the connection between Vitamin E and sex drive!  Mangos contain a lot of vitamin E which may not only increase your libido but your stamina! 

10. Alkalizes the Whole Body:

The tartaric acid, malic acid, and citric acid found in mangos helps to maintain an alkaline environment in the body! 

Mangos can be used to make great frozen treats, smoothies, dress up a salad or enjoyed all by itself in all it's deliciousness!   Mangos are an amazing super fruit that will surely add insurmountable health benefits to your life and increase your wellness!  

*Grammer police:  according to the English Oxford Dictionary and Webster dictionary the plural for mangos can either be mangos or mangoes, and it's personal preference*

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