Mangoes Are In Season And Have Amazing Benefits You Don’t Know About

Mangoes are in season, and almost everyone wants a bite of that amazing fleshy fruit. What we do not know is that mangoes have enough benefits that are of immense help to our body.


  • Mangoes’ high levels of fibre, pectin and vitamin C help lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically low-density lipoprotein or the bad cholesterol.
  • Mango can help prevent cancer. She says research shows the fruit has antioxidant compounds that can help protect against colon, breast, leukaemia and prostate cancers. The fruit is also abundant in healthful enzymes.
  • The skin can also benefit from the fruit, whether it is eaten or applied. Mangoes clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples. Mango may be processed in a blender and applied to the face easily and quickly. Mangoes contain beta-carotene that the body converts into vitamin A which, like vitamin C, is crucial to skin self-repair.
  • A cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
  • Mango contains tartaric acid, malic acid and a trace of citric acid that alkalize the whole body and help maintain its alkali reserve. Mango leaves can help normalise insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night, and then consuming the filtered decoction in the morning. Mangoes also have a relatively low glycemic index (41-60), so moderate quantities will not spike sugar levels.
  • Mangoes, because they contain a lot of vitamin E, can boost the sex drive.
  • Mangoes can boost the immune system, it has generous amounts of vitamins C and A, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids that can help keep the immune system healthy and strong.
  • Like papaya, mangoes contain enzymes for breaking down protein. The fibre in mangoes also helps digestion and elimination.

So when next you are eating mangoes, do not forget the amazing gift you are giving yourself.


Constance Onyeji - Jarret

Constance is a free spirit who roams the world with a paint brush and colors. She loves to read, is purpose driven and passionate about girl-child empowerment and Children with development disorders and is currently developing projects to help this cause. She enjoys a mind stimulating conversation and is always ready to eat fried yam and egg sauce.

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