Mangoes – 10 health benefits from 1 cup

 
  • Eye disease – The antioxidant Zeaxanthin in mangoes helps filter out harmful blue light rays preventing macular degeneration of the retina of your eye. One cup of diced mangoes provide 25 % of daily needed vitamin A which is important for good vision and prevention of night blindness.
  • Asthma - - β - carotene (the yellow- orange pigment) present in mangoes helps lower risk of developing asthma
  • Cancer –β - carotene has also shown to decrease risk for development of many cancers in particular breast and colon cancer. Other antioxidants such as quercetin, isoquercetin, astragalin etc help prevent leukemia, and prostrate cancers.
  • Strong bones – Vitamin K in mangoes helps in absorption of calcium, which is important for strong bones.
  • Diabetes – Dietary fiber helps in delayed blood glucose absorption. A cup of mangoes have 3 Gms of fibre, and this can definitely be part of your daily meal plan. Mangoes also have a relatively low glycemic index (41-60) and they will not increase your blood glucose sharply.
  • Constipation –Dietary fibre in mangoes help make your bowel movements smoother
  • Heart disease – Potassium and dietary fibre in mangoes help reduce risk for heart disease. Dietary fibre lowers your Low-Density lipo protein – cholesterol (LDL) thereby decreasing your risk for heart disease.
  • Hair – Vitamin A present in mangoes are necessary to produce the sebum required to keep your hair moist.
  • Skin – Vitamin C in mangoes is an important part of collagen that keeps your skin and hair healthy. Mangoes can be used externally as well as they clear your pores and pimples.
  • Heat Stroke – – Juice from raw mangoes have been used traditionally during summer months to cool down the body and reduce the harmful effects of over heating..