Not only delicious to eat, mango is also healthy. A cup of mango juice contain 105 % calorie, 76 % vitamin C, 25 % vitamin A, 11% vitamin B6, 9% probiotic fiber, 9% copper, 7 & potassium and 4% magnesium.
Here, ten health benefits of the tropical food with orange flesh, as quoted from realfoodforlife:
1. Prevent cancer
Research showed that antioxidant compounds in mango protects body against colon cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, and prostate cancer. The compounds in mango that has role to fight cancers are quercetin, isoquercetin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methyl gallate.
2. Reduce cholesterol
It has high-level of fiber, pectin and vitamin C. And, they help lower cholesterol level in our blood.
3. Brighten skin
Compounds in mango help clean skin pores and remove acne on skin. It can be used for natural skin treatment externally and internally.
4. Maintain eyes health
A cup of mango juice contributes 25 % of daily value of vitamin A. That’s why consuming mango is good for our eyes health and prevents dry eyes.
5. Meet alkali need
Tatrat acids, malate acid, citric acid in this fruit help maintain alkali reserve in our body.
6. Normalize insulin level
Mango leaf helps normalize insulin level in our blood. Mango also has relatively low glycemic index (41-60) so consuming mango won’t affect your blood sugar level.
7. Improve sex performance
Mango is rich of vitamin E. Indeed, there is a popular connection between sex drive and vitamin E. However, the conclusion that mango improves sex performance came from research on mice.
8. Improve digestion
Fiber in mango also helps digestion and secretion process of digestion results.
9. Treat heatiness
Heatiness happens due to hot temperature or drastic temperature changes. It causes muscle fatigue and diuretic problem as well as mouth ulcer. This condition makes livers work harder to neutralize toxins. To cool down our body, we can consume mango juice.
10. Improve body immune system
Mango has enough vitamin C and vitamin A, plus 25 different types of carotenoids in mango help maintain body immune system, so you will stay fit and strong.