The magnificent color, the juicy pulp and the heavenly taste! This is what a mango is all about, the word mango itself makes the mouth water! There must be hardly anyone whose taste buds aren't tempted due to mangoes! Did you know that besides good taste there are many other benefits of mangoes? Mangoes contain about 1g protein, about 1 percent iron, 1 percent calcium, 65 percent calories, 15 percent vitamin A and 46 percent vitamin C. No wonders mangoes are one of the healthiest offruits! Below are some of the mango health benefits.


Mango Health Benefits

Lowers Cancer Risk
Mangoes contain a soluble dietary fiber known as pectin. An institute recently discovered that pectin decreases the action ofprotein called galectin 9, which is said to be present in cancerous cells and plays an important role in cancer. Also, the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer, has said that the possibility of cancer of gastrointestinal tract can be reduced by the intake of lots of fiber. A compound in mangoes, known as lupeol is said to suppress the tumor cells of prostrate cancer.

Beneficial for Anemia
Mangoes contain iron and that is why they are beneficial for people suffering from anemia. Mangoes can also be beneficial for pregnant woman as they require high content of iron and are often prescribed iron tablets. So instead of taking iron supplements, pregnant women can include iron rich foods like mangoes in their diet, which provide them with iron and also satisfy their taste buds!

Weight Gain
One of the health benefits of mangoes is weight gain. 100g of mangoes contain about 85 calories. Not only this, they also contain starch which converts into sugar and as we know, sugar can definitely help in weight gain. So mangoes are good news for people striving hard for some extra weight! Mango milkshakes said to be more beneficial for weight gain as they contain milk also.

High Content of Vitamins
Prevention from heart attack is also one of the benefit of mango for health. Mango contains vitamin A, vitamin E and selenium which are said to prevent heart diseases and also lower cholesterol. The antioxidants present in mangoes are also said to prevent heart disease. Vitamin E in mangoes not only helps the heart but also boosts the sex drive. The theory is that Vitamin E helps the hormonal system to function properly and hence boosts the sex drive. Vitamin C along with calcium, is said to cure and prevent internal hemorrhage.

Helps Digestion
Cure of acidity and digestion are some of the mango health benefits. Mango contains an enzyme which is said to help digestion. Esters, terpenes and aldehydes are some of the bio-active ingredients present in the mangoes, which are said to increase appetite and also improve digestion.

Treat Acne
Enhancing beauty is also one of the benefit of mangoes! Mangoes can treat acne as mangoes are said to open the clogged pores of the skin.Unclogging the pores of the skin can be an effective way to get rid of acne. For this benefit, you don't have to include a mango in your diet daily. All you have to do is remove the mango pulp and apply it on the skin for about 10 minutes and then wash it.

These were some of the major mango health benefits. Eating mangoes is beneficial in conditions like fever, prickly heat, piles, morning sickness and hair loss. After knowing so many mango health benefits, I am sure everyone will happily include this 'king of fruits' in their diets!