Did you know? As per World Atlas, India is the top mango producing country in the world. In all, there are around 500 known varieties of this fruit.
For many of us, the thought of mangoes takes us back to those nostalgic childhood times, where the summer season ushered in the joy of digging into this succulent fruit.
But the taste is not the only reason mangoes get a position of power on our dining table. Apart from being sweet, soft and juicy, this nature’s goodness has innumerable health benefits which merit its adage ‘king of the fruits’. On one hand, the fruit is believed to reduce the risk of age-related diseases and the other, it is known to promote beautiful skin.
Jam-packed with several nutrients
One of the primary reasons why mango is referred to as the ‘king of the fruits’ is its nutrition value. It is bundled with health benefits along with being fibrous and rich in vitamin C. The juicy delight also contains essential minerals such as copper, potassium and magnesium. To top that, our mangoes are also rich in Vitamin B and Vitamin B6. Undoubtedly, they are thus crowned as the ultimate king of the fruits by all mango people.
Keeps anaemia at bay
Feeling weak, eat a mango! Being rich in iron, it helps increase the haemoglobin level in the body. Enjoy the heavenly mangoes with milk. Tasty lip smacking milkshakes, smoothies, thick juice and ice creams can be made with the fruit which is healthy and appetising at the same time.
Your ultimate bodyguard
Mangoes are rich in fisetin, gallic acid, methygallat and many such heavy-duty sounding antioxidants which are favourable for the body. Studies show that these antioxidants can help prevent cancer to some extent. It is also believed that this magical fruit can reduce the risk of getting age-related diseases.
Please note: Mango is not a substitute for any medication. Consult your doctor if you are suffering from a particular disease.
Fruitful for the eyes
The Vitamin A in the mangoes is good for the eyes. It decreases the chances of infection and inflammation. What’s more, the fruit has a cooling effect on the eyes and is very beneficial for our vision-related activities.
The fibrous mangoes help to keep in check your cholesterol levels. Furthermore, the potassium works to keep our blood pressure controlled, thus regulating our dhak dhak dil beats.
It improves digestion
The enzymes help to break down protein thus this fruit aids digestion.
Superb twacha ka raaz
Mango gets our “thumbs up” for being an A-lister in beauty treatment – both internally and externally. Have you tried a mango mask? Cut slices of mango pieces. Make them thin and place them on your face. If the slices are refrigerated, so much the better. The cool thrill on your skin will work wonders. After 10-12 minutes, wash it off. Smooth!
- Make mango jam or marmalade.
- Add cool sliced mango pieces in your salad. Click here for the recipe.
- Adding raw mango to your curry dishes will add a zesty tang to the dish. Click here for the recipe.
- Have you ever tried mango chaat? Why may we ask? Click here for the recipe.
- Try mango and cheese.
- Add a slice of mango to your piece of chocolate.
- As always, moderation is the key. So, do keep your intake in the limit.
- If you are suffering from any health ailments, it is best to seek the advice of your doctor before consuming mangoes.