Mangos, sweet, juicy, delicious, and full of vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the top health benefits these tropical fruits provide.

  1. Cancer Fighter – Antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
  2. Cholesterol Combatant – The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff).
  3. Body Alkalizer – Mango is rich in tartaric acid, malic acid, and traces of citric acid that primarily help in maintaining the alkali reserve of the body.
  4. Weight Loss Supporter – Mango has a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body feel fuller. Also, the fibrous fruit boosts the digestive function of the body by burning additional calories, helping in weight loss.
  5. X-ray Vision-Giver – Ok., not really, but mangos do have a high amount of vitamin A, which is instrumental in good eye health, in fact, just one cup of sliced mangoes equals 25% intake of your daily need of vitamin A.
  6. Digestive Supporter – Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and elimination. It is is rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.
  7. Immune Booster – The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.
  8. Memory Aid – Studying for exams? This fruit is rich in glutamine acid– an important protein for concentration and memory.
  9. Iron Powerhouse – Mango is rich in iron, hence it is a great natural solution for people suffering from anemia.
  10. Heat Stroke Preventer – Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm from overheating.

Nutritional information – One cup of mangoes (225 gms contain) contains the following percentages that apply to daily value.

  • 105 calories
  • 76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
  • 25 percent vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
  • 11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
  • 9 percent healthy probiotic fiber
  • 9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
  • 7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
  • 4 percent magnesium