Reasons to Love Mangoes Even More
There are thousands of species of fruits across the world. And one of them is the mango with an over 1,000 varieties to be specific. Mangoes basically originated 4,000 years ago and they are said to be closely related to cashew ad pistachio. Generally, names as the king of fruits because each part of it is said to be beneficial.
I’m pretty sure that every one of us loved how the ripe and the unripe mango taste. We either tend to eat them, blend them to become smoothies and shake, eat them with bagoong (fish paste), Asin (salt) and Toyo (soy sauce). But did you know that aside from the nutrients and the taste it gives us, researchers found things that a mango does to our bodies when we consume them.
So, we enlisted more reasons why you should love mangoes more!
Boosts Immune System
We always wanted to be healthy. Vitamin supplements are not enough to keep us healthy, but with a proper diet and a balanced meal will do! Eating mangoes will help to boost your immune system because it is packed with a generous amount of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, plus a 25 different kinds of carotenoids that keeps your immune system healthier and stronger.
Help Remove Diabetes
King of Fruits, right? Because the leaves of mango can actually help in normalizing the insulin level in your blood. By traditionally boiling the leaves in water and soaking through the night and consuming the filtered decoction in the morning. Did you know that although mango is sweet, it has a relatively low glycemic index ranging from 41 to 60, so a little quantity taken won’t spike your sugar levels.
Alkalizes the Whole Body
How come the mango alkalizes our body? It is because of the tartaric, malic, and a trace of citric acids reserve of the fruit which helps in maintaining the alkali reserve in our body.
Improves Eye Health
Aside from boosting our immunity, mango can also be an agent to help us improve our eye health, because a cup of sliced mango can supply the 25 percent needed of our vitamin A in our eyes and also it prevents night blindness and dry eyes. Amazing, right?!
Experiencing high cholesterol? Eat mango! Mangoes can lower your cholesterol because of its high level in fiber, pectin and Vitamin C that helps to lower serum cholesterol levels. An inexpensive way to lower your cholesterol, uh?
Mangoes can boost your brain powers too! How? It is because of the Vitamin B6 reserve of the mango. Researchers found that the vitamin found in the mango can improve your cognitive function and increase your attention span. This vitamin B6 will surely fuel your brain at the top speed all day long.
Helps Remove Dandruff
Shampoos don’t work on your dandruff? Try putting mango seed butter on your scalp! Isn’t amazing that even the oil from the mango seed actually helps you to remove dandruff? You can also apply the mango seed butter to your hair for luster and strength. You can also mix it with mustard oil and leave it in the sun a day or two. Applying this mixture can control alopecia, hair loss, early graying and dandruff.
We still have many fruit wonders to be discovered. A lot of things are yet to be used and fruits to be studied. Might as well, let’s protect it and create a symbiotic relationship between the nature and the humanity. We won’t lose anything if we invest in caring for them, we’ll benefit from it moreover.