Protects against cancer
Mango contains antioxidants that protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. See also how to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.
Good for the skin
Applying a slice of mango to the skin for 10 to 15 minutes before washing with water can help clear clogged pores that cause acne. This is applicable to all skin types.
Mango contains high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C which help in lowering serum cholesterol levels.
Reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration
Antioxidants found in mangoes as zeaxanthin is thought to play a protective role in eye health and possibly reduces the risk of damage from macular degeneration. This is done as it filters out harmful blue light rays.
Mangoes contain fiber and water which help in preventing constipation and keeping a regular healthy digestive track. They also contain enzymes that help in breaking down protein.
Mangoes contain vitamins C, vitamin A, and 25 different kinds of carotenoids. Such a strong combination boosts the immune system. check the benefits of vitamin C. (See Why is vitamin C good for you?)
There is a study that shows that there is a connection between sex drive and vitamin E consumption; which is contained found in mangoes. Mangoes have aphrodisiac qualities that increase virility in men. They help to regulate sex hormones.
Good for women
Mango is a great source of iron, helping people who suffer from anemia. Also, it helps menopausal and pregnant women to increase their iron and calcium levels.
Protects the kidneys
In Chinese medicine, mangoes are considered sweet and sour with a cooling energy also capable of reducing the risk of kidney stone formation. (See How to keep my Kidneys Healthy?)
Reduces a person’s calorie intake
The large amount of vitamins and nutrients a mango contains makes the body feel fuller. So, less calorie intake happens during the day. Even though a mango is high in calorie, the fibrous fruit boosts the digestive function of the body by burning additional calories, helping in weight loss.
Good for the eyes
One cup of sliced mangoes is equivalent to almost 25% of the daily needed intake of vitamin A. This helps in maintaining good eye sight, and prevents dry eyesand night blindness.
Strengthens the memory
Mangoes are rich in glutamine acid, which is an important protein for concentration and memory.