Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Health & Nutritional benefits of eating Mangoes

One of the most delicious and most fattening fruits, mango is truly called the ‘King of Fruits’. Mangoes are one of the best sources of betacarotene, quercetin and astragalin. These are powerful antioxidants that neutralise free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells and lead to heart disease, cancer, premature aging and degenerative diseases.
  • Mangoes, being high in carbohydrates and calories, are good for those who are trying to gain weight.
  • The phenolic compound present in mangoes has been found to have powerful antioxidant and anticancer properties.
  • Being rich in iron, mango is said to be very good for pregnant women as well as for people suffering from anemia.
  • Mango is supposed to be effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin.
  • The vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin E and selenium present in mangoes provide protection against heart disease.
  • Mangoes have been found to be quite useful in treating acidity and poor digestion.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of mango might help to alleviate asthma symptoms.
  • Mango has been found to be beneficial for people suffering from the following ailments - Bacterial Infections, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Eye Disorders, Hair Loss, Heat Stroke, Leucorrhea, Liver Disorders, Menstrual Disorders, Morning Sickness, Piles, Prickly Heat, Scurvy, Sinusitis, Spleen Enlargement, Vaginitis.
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