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Are mangoes good for health? You bet they are

Are mangoes good for health? You bet they are.
When you talk about the king of fruits and one of the most important fruit crops in Pakistan, it’s undoubtedly mango. Pakistan is an important mango growing country in the world as soil and climatic conditions are highly suitable for its growth.

 

The area under mango cultivation in our country is 167.5 thousand hectares and the production of 1,732 thousand tones every year.

 

With mango season in full swing, everyone is hooked to this delicious, juicy and refreshing fruit. But while savoring delicious mangoes every season, do you actually think about the immense health benefits coming with every bite? No?

 

Let us tell you how mango is good for your health.

 

Helps in cleansing skin

Mangoes contain good levels of both vitamins A and C, both work as antioxidants for skin. It not just cleanses your skin but also fills skin pores and gives a glow to skin.

 

Improves digestion

Mangoes play an important role in treating issues pertaining to indigestion and excess acidity. It contain digestive enzymes likemangiferin which helps the stomach in efficient digestion and also improves the overall appetite.

 

Promotes brain’s health

With mangos as a part of your diet, you can be assured of a healthy brain and effective nerve functioning. Mangoes are enriched with vitamins such as C, B6, and folate, all these are essential for improving and maintaining brain’s functions. These vitamins also contribute in determining mood and modification of sleeping patterns. Eating mangoes also improves concentration and memory.

 

Helps in managing diabetes

Despite its sweet taste and high sugar content, studies have revealed that intake of mangoes may impact diabetes patients positively. Recent researches have concluded that there is a compound called mangiferin present in both mango fruit and leaves. This compound possesses anti-diabetic, anti-hyperlipidemic, and anti-atherogenic properties.

Diabetic patients should boil 5-6 mango leaves in a vessel, soak it overnight and drink the filtered concoction early in the morning to see visible health benefits.

 

Benefits eyes/improves vision

Mangoes are also loaded with vitamin A, making it a perfect fruit to improve eye sight. It also prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

 

Strengthens immune system


Mangoes contain vitamin C, A, and other different kinds of carotenoids. All these essential nutrients are highly beneficial in keeping your immune system healthy and strong.

 

Treats anemia

The high iron content in mango is a natural remedy for anemic people. A regular, moderated intake can help reduce the possibility of developing anemia by increasing the red blood cell count in the body. Women should eat mangoes to increase iron level and calcium content in their bodies.