Mango is known as king of fruits. Mango is liked by one and all from small children to elders alike. Further, mango is indigenous to India for over 4000 years. Mango comes in various varieties and available worldwide. There are over 500 varieties in India, though only few varieties are cultivated. But beyond its delicious taste, this tropical delight offers a plethora of health advantages, and countries like China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mexico, and Brazil widely grow it. Let’s explore the remarkable health benefits of mango fruit.

  1. Improves Digestion: For people suffering from acidity, mangoes are very beneficial. Its enzymes such as Esters, Terpenes and Aldehydes help to ease indigestion problems.
  2. Eye Health: A cup of sliced mango supplies 25 percent of the daily value of vitamin A needed, which promotes good vision. Eating mangoes regularly prevents night blindness, refractive errors, dry eyes, softening of the cornea, itching and burning eyes.
  3. Lowers Cholesterol: Mangoes contain high level of soluble dietary fiber, Vitamin C and pectin. They helps to lower serum cholesterol levels specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol.
  4. Benefits for skin: Mango is effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin. This means that people who suffer from acne, which is caused by clogged pores, will benefit from the mango. Simply remove the mango pulp and apply on the skin for about 10 minutes before washing. Eating mango makes your skin fair, soft and shiny.
  5. Boosts Libido and Enhances Sex: Keep aside the Viagra thoughts, go mangoes! The Vitamin E which is present in abundance in mangoes helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive. In many varieties of mango there is about 2.3 to 3 mg of Vitamin E per mango.
  6. Beneficial for anemia: Mangoes are good for pregnant women and people with anemia due to iron content. The vitamin C in mango helps the body absorb iron. Women after menopause become weak, and they should take mangoes and other fruits rich in iron.
  7. Improves concentration and memory power: Glutamine acid present in mangoes is good source to boost memory and keep the cells active. So mangoes are useful to children who lack concentration in studies.
  8. For treating Acne: Does acne trouble you persistently? May be you can give your skin a mango therapy. Mango helps in clearing clogged pores that causes acne.  Slice the mango into very thin pieces and keep it on your face for 10 to 15 min and then take bath or wash your face with warm water.
  9. Healthy mind: Mango juice improves memory, concentration and prevents mental weakness.
  10. Protects bones from fractures: Speed up fracture healing through the vitamin K content of mangoes. Vitamin K is a vital part of the biochemical processes that bind calcium to bone and is necessary for proper formation of the osteocalcin bone protein.
  11. High Iron for women: Mangoes are rich in Iron, this is another important health benefits of mango. People who suffer from anemia can regularly take mango along with their dinner. Do you feel weak after menopause? It would be a good idea to take iron rich fruits like.
  12. Promotes fertility: If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant, mangoes will be a good addition to your diet as it is rich in folic acid, a B vitamin which helps promote fertility in both men and women and prevent birth defects.
  13. Keeps blood pressure in control: Mangoes have ultimate vitamin content that assures an overall good health. Rich in potassium (4% in 156 mg) and Magnesium (2% in 9 mg), mangoes are great natural remedies for high blood pressure patients. It also contains selenium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. Mangoes are said to be vitamin powerhouse as its rich in riboflavin, vitamin B6, A,C,E,K, niacin, folate, thiamin and pantothenic acid. This helps you to stay away from a host of diseases that can come with the deficiencies of these vitamins and minerals.
  14. Dry cough: Roast a ripe Mango on hot sand in a pan. Draw out the the juice of this Mango eliminates all the bronchial congestion and gives relief in cough.
  15. Helps prevent migraines: Eating mangoes may help prevent migraine headaches through its riboflavin content as several studies suggest that this B vitamin is beneficial in preventing the condition.
  16. For Diabetes: A widely perceived notion is that diabetic patients should not eat mangoes but it is just a myth. Current studies show that other amazing health benefits of mango are diabetes fighter. Even mango leaves are good for fighting diabetes. Before going to bed put some 10 or 15 mango leaves in warm water and close it with lid. Next day morning filter the water and drink it in empty stomach. Do this regularly.
  17. Prevents Cancer and Heart diseases: Antioxidants that is present in high levels in mangoes help in fighting cancer and other heart diseases. It also aids in reducing cholesterol.
  18. Prevent obesity: Mango contains a sufficient quantity of fiber, which causes slow absorption of sugar into the blood stream; helps reducing appetite, maintain blood sugar levels resulting in controlling body weight. When the fiber passes through intestines it also eliminates a number of harmful fats of the body. Mango is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion.
  19. Avoid heat stroke: Aam Panna , the traditional drink made out of unripe mangoes is not only tasty but also helps to maintain our body in hot summers from heat exhaustion. So come summer, sip Aam Panna.
  20. Weight gain: Having said all this, mangoes also adds to our weight. So for those of you who want to put on weight, you can feast upon mangoes and for those fighting weighty issue, go slow on mangoes. A 100 gram of mango contains about 75 calories. Also, raw mangoes contain starch which gets converted into sugar as the fruit ripens. So ripe and sweet mangoes when consumed with milk (rich in protein) can be very helpful in weight gain.