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Health Benefits of Mango - Unknown Facts about Mango

Updated on July 9, 2013
Red Mangoes
Red Mangoes

Mangifera Indica or Mango

Mango is originated in India.The main source of mango is the tropical zones, especially the Indian subcontinent. This fruit has many symbolic uses in Hindu religion. It is called "Aam" in most of the North Indian languages. In Sanskrit, it is called "Ambika". Mango is produced in mass in Philippines too. It is the national fruit of three countries - India, Bangladesh and Philippines. So, you can see that this fruit has much cultural value too.

There are many varieties of mango available in the market. They have different types of shapes, smell and taste. Most of them are liked by all for good taste. Mango is not only delicious but also healthy. The health benefits of mango are many.

Health Benefits

For Keeping the Cholesterol Level Low:

Mango is rich in dietary fiber. Every Kilo of mangoes contain 16 gm of dietary fiber. This fruit contains considerable amounts of Vitamin C. These nutrients help to lower the blood cholesterol level.

As a Memory Booster

Mango contains Glutamine acid which helps to boost memory. It is beneficial for memory improvements of the small children.

For Glowing Skin

Mango keeps the pores of the skin clean. In this way it preserves the health of the skin. It also prevents acne. Mangoes can be used externally to clean your skin too.

For Improved Digestion

The high amount of dietary fiber helps to digest better. Mango is also good for the people suffering from acidity. It helps during indigestion problems. But eating excessive amount of ripe mango can disturb digestion.

Rich Source of Iron

Women need a lot of iron in their food. Mango has a good amount of iron. Iron is thus beneficial for teen aged girls. Eating much mangoes during pregnancy should be avoided.

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For Preventing Cancer

Mango has high amount of antioxidants. These antioxidants are good at preventing many types of cancers.

For Preventing Heart Diseases

Antioxidants present in mangoes clears the blood and as a result it keeps your heart secure. Mango is also a good source of Potassium which is essential for good functioning of the heart.

The Branch Full of Ripe Mangoes
The Branch Full of Ripe Mangoes

For Good Eyesight

A mango has some good amounts of Vitamin A which keeps the health of human eyes. There are also beta carotene type of chemicals on it which are converted into vitamin A and helps for better vision.

For Lowering Blood Pressure

Potassium is present in abound quantities in a mango which lowers the blood pressure. Potassium is known for reducing systolic blood pressure.

A Source of Quick Energy

Mango helps one to remove fatigue fast. A mango contains glucose and fructose which gives instant burst of energy to the system. Mango is also rich in Phosphorus which is a good source of energy.

Mango Art
Mango Art

The Nutrients in Mango

100gm of ripe mango contains almost 15gm of carbohydrates like Glucose and Fructose. It also has 1.6gm of dietary fiber. Mango is also rich in anti-oxidants pigments and caroteniods. Mango is a good source of Vitamin C (36 mg) and the Vitamins of B group like Niacin, B6 and B5 etc. Vitamin A is also present.

This fruit is also rich in minerals. 100 gm Mango has 0.16 mg Iron content. Magnesium is present in abundance, about 10mg/100gm. This fruit has 168mg Potassium. You can also find 14 mg Phosphorus from it.

A Big Mango Orchard

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    • Blond Logic profile image

      Mary Wickison 

      6 months ago from Brazil

      I have three mango trees at my home in Brazil and every year we have more mangoes than we can use. I give them away by the wheelbarrow full!

      I look forward to making the mango ice cream, from the recipe video.

      Also, I knew mangoes were healthy but uncertain what vitamins and minerals they contained, now I know.

      Thanks for this, it was very informative.

    • pinappu profile imageAUTHOR

      pinappu 

      5 years ago from India

      Owe! I am feeling both hungry and thirsty!

    • milyas32 profile image

      Muhammad Ilyas 

      5 years ago from Pakistan

      very very delicious

    • pinappu profile imageAUTHOR

      pinappu 

      5 years ago from India

      Thank you milyaus. How are the mangoes of Pakistan?

    • milyas32 profile image

      Muhammad Ilyas 

      5 years ago from Pakistan

      a useful and informative article.

    • pinappu profile imageAUTHOR

      pinappu 

      5 years ago from India

      Oh you make me feel hungry for sweet mangoes @honey

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      honey-smarty800 

      5 years ago

      ahh......great,,,,,hold on...just going to the fridge and having a juicy mango.. :) :)

    • pinappu profile imageAUTHOR

      pinappu 

      5 years ago from India

      Mangoes are cool and your avatar is cooler @ Lightshare

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      Lightshare 

      5 years ago

      Wouh! I was not much aware of these qualities of the mangoes. Even ur hub title explains more. Thanks for an informative hub Pinappu -)

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