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If You Haven't Been Consuming Mango Then You've Probably Been Missing These 5 Health Benefits

Starting from a universal background, Mango, which is also referred to as Mangifera indica, is called the king of fruits. From the name it's called one can easily detect that this fruit is indeed a full package. Mango is a "drupe", or stone fruit, which means that it contains a large seed in the middle.

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There are over a hundred (100) species or type of mango and no two are the same. They all have a specific and unique taste, shape and colour. We will all agree that this fruit is very attractive and sweet, but there is more to it, as it's boasts an impressive nutritional profile.

Studies as shown that this fruit and it's nutrients has a lot of health benefits which includes; improved immunity, digestive health and eyesight, as well as a lower risk of certain cancers.

Now, quickly let's check out some packed nutritional composition in mango.

Mango is low in calories but full of nutrients.

One cup (165 grams) of sliced mango provides;

Calories: 99

Protein: 1.4 grams

Carbs24.7 grams:

Fat: 0.6 grams

Dietary fibre: 2.6 grams

VitaminC: 67% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)

Copper: 20% of the RDI

Folate: 18% of the RDI

Vitamin B6: 11.6% of the RDI

VitaminA10% of the RDI

VitaminE: 9.7% of the RDI

VitaminB5: 6.5% of the RDI

VitaminK6% of the RDI

Niacin: 7% of the RDI

Potassium: 6% of the RDI

Riboflavin: 5% of the RDI

Manganese: 4.5% of the RDI

Thiamine: 4% of the RDI

Magnesium: 4% of the RDI

Here is the summary of the 5 health benefits of mango;

1. Mango contains vitamin C, which gives your skin its elasticity and prevents sagging and wrinkling. It also provides vitamin A, which promotes healthy hair. Are you looking for a good a growth? Try mango.

2. Mango polyphenols may fight oxidative stress, which is associated with colon, lung, prostate, breast and bone cancers. This is an awesome benefit because it protects you from any form of cancer.

3. Mango is delicious and can be enjoyed in many ways. However, it contains more sugar than many other fruits.

4. Mango contains magnesium, potassium and the antioxidant mangiferin, which all support healthy heart function.

5. Mango has digestive enzymes, water, dietary fiber and other compounds which are necessary for the different aspects of digestive health.

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