Summer is here and so are the tasty and delicious mangoes. Considered the ‘king of the fruits,’ mangoes are loved by people of all ages and are eaten fresh more than any other fruit in the world. The sweet and aromatic taste of mangoes can refresh the mind and make you feel happy.
The health benefits of mangoes come from its rich content of nutrients, bioactive compounds, and fiber. Mangoes are one of the richest sources of vitamins A, C and E, as well as minerals including potassium, magnesium, copper, calcium and phosphorus. They are also packed with pre-biotic dietary fiber and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.
Raw mangoes are a lot better than the ripe ones. For one – raw mangoes help in weight loss while the ripe one contains a whole lot of calories, adding to the kilos. Therefore opting for unripe mangoes is a wiser choice to make. On the other hand, raw green mangoes are good for diabetics. On the other hand, they say too much of everything is bad for one’s health.
Here we shall discuss the health benefits of raw mango,
Raw mango is one of the best fruits to eat when you want to lose those calories. It is a lot better than the ripe mango which contains a whole lot of sugar to add to the pounds.
Eating mangoes regularly can keep cholesterol levels in check. The high vitamin C, pectin and fiber content present in mangoes helps lower cholesterol levels, especially the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides in the blood. At the same time, they help increase the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol.
Prevents Heat Stroke
To reduce your risk of getting heat stroke, it is important to maintain the fluid level in your body. Being a rich source of potassium, mangoes help maintain the sodium level, which in turn regulates the body’s fluid level and protects you from heat stroke.
During the summer days, you can eat ripe mangoes or raw green mangoes daily to help cool down and rehydrate your body quickly. If you are eating ripe mangoes, soak them in water for one hour before eating to enhance their cooling effect.
Alkalizes the Whole Body
This popular summer fruit also has an alkalizing effect on the body. The tartaric acid, malic acid as well as the small amount of citric acid found in mangoes help maintain a healthy alkaline level in the body.
This in turn prevents several health problems like chronic metabolic acidosis, kidney disease, muscle impairment and weakened bones.
The high fiber content in mangoes helps digestion and elimination of waste products, as well as normalizes bowel movements. They can also help prevent gastrointestinal disorders like Crohn’s disease, according to a study published in Gastroenterology in 2013. Good For The Liver, The best health benefit of raw mango is it helps treating liver disorders. Chewing on a piece of green mango increases the secretion of bile acids and clean the intestines of bacterial infections.