Mango can be a panacea for most health conditions due to the following benefits:
1. Mango Functions as an Anticancer Agent
Cancer is a condition in which certain body cells grow uncontrollably. Free radicals are unstable oxygen containing molecules. They damage DNA and other cell components. This triggers cancer formation. Mango contains a bioactive compound called Mangiferin. This compound destroys these free radicals, thus fighting cancer formation.
2. Mango Helps to Control the Blood Level of Cholesterol
Mangoes are rich in
a. antioxidants like vitamin C and;
b. complex carbohydrates like fibre and pectin.
These fibres can bind cholesterol particles and eliminate them before they are absorbed. This enables mango maintain high cholesterol level.
2. Mango Can Provide Skin Care
Collagen is one of the most common structural protein in the body. Its gives the skin elasticity and vitality. Vitamin C is an important coenzyme in collagen biosynthesis. Since vitamin C is abundant in this fruit, it can be used to improve the skin appearance. Vitamin C is also called ascorbate.
3. Mango Helps in Regulating Blood Gucose Level
Since mango is rich in soluble fibres like pectins, it can prevent the rate of absorption of glucose from the small intestines into the blood stream. This prevents the surge in blood glucose concentration and after a carbydrate meal is consumed. This prevents the risk of diabetes.
Eating mango leaves are also to regulate blood sugar level. So, people suffering from diabetes should boil about 5-6 mango leaves in a container. Soak it overnight and drink the filtered decoction early in the morning. Also, mango has a low glycemic index, eating mango in moderation will not increase your blood sugar level.
4. Mango Helps Prevent Alkalosis
Alkalosis is a condition characterized by high levels of bases in the body. This increases the pH of the body beyond the normal value of 7.4.
Since mango is rich in tartaric and malic acid and contains little amounts of citric acid, it helps in maintaining the alkali levels of our body.
5. Mango Helps in Weight Loss
Researchers have postulated that mango contains a lot of vitamins and phytochemicals that can suppress fat cells and fat-related genes. Also, as it is also rich in fibrous content which boosts the digestive function and burns unwanted calories from the body. This, in turn, helps in losing extra weight.
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