Mango is a delicious summer fruit which even a baby relishes. It is generally enjoyed after meals in India, but you can have it any time of the day to quench your thirst or suppress your appetite. It also gives protection against scorching heat in summers. Juicy and sweet in taste, it provides you with instant energy making you feel refresh and energetic. You can have mango in various forms including mango shake, mango pudding and mango juice. Eating mango can prove beneficial for health also in various ways. Here are 5 health benefits of eating mangoes.
1- Prevents cancer
Research has shown that eating mangoes can prevent various types of cancers such as breast and prostate cancer, as it contains antioxidant compounds.
2- Lowers Cholesterol
If you are high on cholesterol, then mango might help in reducing it, as it is rich in vitamin C and contains plenty of fiber. So, don’t forget to keep your fridge full of mangoes this summer.
3- Improves eye health
Are you a person with night blindness or dry eyes, then try eating one cup of sliced mangoes which is considered to be a good source of vitamin A. It helps in improving eyesight also.
4- Fight heat stroke
Mangoes are preferred in summers due to its ability to fight heat stroke. Next time before you go out in sun, mix green mango with water and a sweetener to prevent your body from overheating and harmful effects of sun rays.
5- Improves digestion and keep sugar levels in control
Boil water and soak mango leaves in it throughout the night. Next morning, filter it and consume the decoction. It will keep your sugar levels in check. Also, the fiber in it improves digestion.