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Summer is already here and it's time to taste the king of fruits. When summer knocks on our door, the first thing comes in our mind is to fulfill the craving for delicious and succulent mangoes. You'll be surprised to know that this pulpy fruit isn't just delicious but beneficial for health. It's time to know how helpful the 'king of fruit' is for health.

Here we are listing out some health benefits of mangoes:-

Boost immune system - The Better immune system is required for better health. The abundant amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangoes with 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep the immune system healthy.

Prevent Cancer - As we all know that the most fatal and incurable disease is cancer when it's out of control, it is almost impossible to get cured but the famous saying "Prevention is better than cure" isn't just a saying but an undeniable fact. Mango contains quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid, and methyl gallate, as well as abundant enzymes. Research has shown that the antioxidant compounds in mangoes are able to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.  

Lower Cholesterol - Increased level of cholesterol in the body can lead to many diseases. Mango contains a high level of fiber, pectin, and vitamin C  which help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein, which is really bad stuff.

 Clears skin - When it comes to skin not only girls but boys are also concerned about their skin especially in summer, but with summer mango is also here and they are really helpful in clearing clogged pores and eliminating pimples.

Control of diabetes - When we are talking about mangoes, how can we forget the mango leaves which are also beneficial as well as mangoes. Mango leaves help to normalize insulin level in blood. By following the traditional home remedy it (leaves) needs to be boiled in water, soaked through the night and then  the filtered decoction  is consumed in the morning which helps in regulating diabetes.

Improves sex - The popular connection between sex drive and vitamin 'E' was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amount helps in this area as mangoes are the great source of vitamin 'E' which can boost and improve the sex life.

Improves digestion -Digestion is the main factor in the context of better health. The fiber in mangoes also helps in digestion and elimination.

Heat stroke remedy - Needless to say how hard-hitting summer can be for our body and mind. Heat strokes are very often in this season but extracting the juice of the green mango and mixing it with water and sweetener helps to cool down the body temperature and prevent our body from any kind of heat stroke-related harm.

Eye health - Vitamin 'A' is responsible for better eyesight, one cup of sliced mangoes provides 25 % of the needed daily value of vitamin ' A', which promotes good eyesight.

Alkalizes body - The alkaline reserve is maintained by the kidneys, which control the excretion of bicarbonate ions in urine. Tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in mangoes help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.

These are the points where mango helps us with not only it's sweetness but also with the beneficial health remedies. 

Mahendra Kurre

Krishi Jagran/New Delhi



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