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Mango Power - Amazing Health Benefits Of Mangoes Explained

By Enozia Vakil , May 12, 2013 08:51 PM EDT
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It's rich in the goodness as much as it is in the taste. Thanks to their juiciness, mangoes are among the world's most loved fruits. What's more it that they offer innumerable health benefits, which is why you can indulge without the guilt.

Prevents Cancer: Mangoes are good anti-carcinogens, and help prevent prostate, breast and colon cancer. Some studies suggest that they may be effective against leukemia too.

Cleanses the Skin: Thinking clogged pores and pimple problems? Get a mango. Unlike the common myths making rounds, mangoes do not cause acne or pimples. Infact, they gently cleanse the skin and make it look healthier.

Food for the Eye: Being an excellent source of vitamin A, mangoes are one of the best foods to consider maintaining optimum eye health. They also contain flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha carotene, and beta cryptoxanthin, which along with vitamin A, promote good eyesight, and prevent a number of eye disorders including night blindness. It also helps maintain healthy functioning of the different mucus membranes of the body.

Slashes Blood Cholesterol: Rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, pectin and vitamin C, mangoes help lower blood serum cholesterol levels and cut the low density lipoprotein content, thereby reducing the amount of bad cholesterol in the body.

Gives you the Iron Power: Loaded with iron, mangoes are a must have for people suffering from anemia, especially women in their menopausal stage. Pregnant women should consider consuming mangoes occasionally, since their bodies need more calcium and iron than others.

Aids Digestion: Mangoes are known to help improve digestion as they contain certain enzymes that speed up the breaking of protein. Also, they contain a good amount of fiber, which softens the stools and avoids constipation.

Strengthens the Brain: The glutamic acid present in mangoes is thought to be helpful in boosting concentration and memory.

Improves Sex Drive: Being a good source of vitamin E, mangoes help regulate sex hormones and boost libido.

Clears Acne: Acne are usually caused by clogged pores which can be easily managed thanks to the power of a mango. Apply the pulp of a mango directly to your skin and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing it off. This helps clear off acne and cleanse your skin from within.

Prevents Heart Disease: Owing to its high antioxidant content, mangoes are a pro when it comes to fighting heart disease and cardiovascular illness.

Manages Diabetes: High in natural sugars, and low in the glycemic load, mangoes are a great food for those suffering from diabetes.

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