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The Incredible virtues of the Mango Fruit

Mango is the second most consumed tropical fruit in the world

 

If you are dieting, do feel free to add one mango a day on your list. The caloric values of the mango are as follows: One full Mango contains about 105 calories, but that’s not all: It has Fibre, natural sugars, Protein, Vitamins A, B6, B9, C, Iron, Potassium and our favorite Polyphenols, which are super antioxydants that protect against swelling and inflammation, inside and out of your body. Here are a few additional reasons to eat this super fruit.

  1. Mangoes help slow the aging process with vitamins A and C, which help the body produce collagen. Collagen helps slow the aging of the skin, promotes the health of blood vessels and body tissues. Similarly, vitamins A and C are antioxidants, which fight against the deterioration caused by free radicals and protect the body against the harmful effects of oxidative stress
  2.  Mango is rich in iron, so it is an excellent natural solution for people with anemia. Pregnant and menopausal women can indulge in mangoes as this will increase their iron and calcium levels at the same time

 

3.     Rich in polyphenols One of the few studies specifically done on mango has shown that mango juice has an anti-cancer effect on cells. This could be       explained by the presence of polyphenols in the mango juice. In fact, this substance has a high antioxidant content that protects the body’s cells from damage caused by free radicals (substances in the body responsible for premature cell aging).

 

4.   Mango improves digestion On the one hand, the soluble fiber found in its composition helps to facilitate the digestion and elimination of food. On the other hand, it contains digestive enzymes that help digest proteins by participating in their decomposition. As a result, mango is a very good ally against constipation, indigestion, excess acidity and hemorrhoids.

 

 

5. Body scrub Make a paste with mango puree, honey and coconut milk and use it for a body scrub, you will feel that your skin is tender and smooth

 

6  And let’s not forget Mango Butter for the skin and the hair.

 

6 Ways Mango Can Improve Your Health

 

Fill your belly without packing many calories with the super fruit Mango.

Yes, it is part of the top ten super fruits! And here are some of the top reasons why Mangos can improve your health:

  1. Aphrodisiac: Mango has aphrodisiac qualities and is also called the ‘love fruit’. Mangoes increase the virility in men. Vitamin E, which is abundantly present in mangoes, helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive
  2. Immune Booster: Thanks to high levels of vitamin C, mangoes make for an easy way to boost the immune system.
  3. Diet Aid: Since mangoes are high in fiber and low in calories, they are great for dieting.
  4. Energy Booster: B vitamins, such as B1, B2, B5, B6, niacin and folate, can all be found. Mangoes also contain Vitamin K, which is essential for bone strength.
  5. Body Scrub: Make a paste of mashed mango, honey and milk and use as a body scrub, you will feel that your skin is tender and smooth. Get your own Mango butter body and facial lotions in the store.
  6. Digestion and Elimination: Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein because of its fibrous nature.

Remember that one cup (225 gm. contain) contains 105 calories!

Simple summer Mango recipe ( not fully ripe)

Ingredients:
  • 4 Mangoes, peeled and cubed
  • 60 ml Lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot soup
  • Salt and Pepper
Directions

Prep Place mango cubes in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the lime juice and olive oil. Add red pepper, cilantro, shallots, salt and pepper. Mix and pour over the mango. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.