Nutritional and Health Benefits of Mango
Mango is a tropical fruit that is mainly grown in tropics and most developing countries in Africa which Nigeria is one of them. There are many health promotional qualities and nutritional values associated with eating of mangoes which help to maintain the body in different ways such as;
•Mango is a vitamin juicy fruit that contains many nutritional elements such as vitamin A, potassium, sodium, calcium, copper, potassium, vitamin B 6, carotene, vitamin E and others which contribute to health improvements.
•Several intakes of mango fruits help in treating skin pores and keep the skin glowing, therefore, anyone who eats mango regularly has the tendency of developing a flawless skin.
•There are certain antioxidant properties present in mango fruit; such are quercetin, fisetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, gallic acid and methyl gallate which helps to protect the body from breast cancer, prostate cancer, cancer of the blood and colon cancer.
•Mango influences the blood pH positively by leaving a trace of alkaline in the body after digestion because it contains tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid that helps to treat the body with the alkali contents.
•Mangoes boost immune system due to the presence of certain vitamins in it such as vitamin C, B and others.
•Some photo nutrients present in mango such as beta-carotene, α-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein-zeaxanthin, lycopene are needed for the better functioning of the immune systems and mucous membrane.
•The presence of vitamin C, pectin and high-level fibre in mango help to reduce the level of cholesterol present in the body system.
•Eating of mangoes improves digestion because it contains enzymes and fibre that help in proper and easy digestion of food in the body.
•Mangoes contain a high level of iron that serves as a natural solution for anaemia treatment.
Mango fruits have many phytochemicals and nutrients that add positively to the health conditions mainly when eaten moderately especially ripen and soft ones because immature and unripe ones are prone to cause diarrhoea and other side effects.