Benefits Of Mango

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Old 08-Aug-2009
Benefits Of Mango

One of the most delicious and most fattening fruits, mango is truly called the ‘King of Fruits’. A tropical fruit, it comes in as many as 1000 different varieties, each of them totally delectable. Though native to Southern and Southeast Asia, the fruit is now also grown in Central and South America, Africa and the Arabian Peninsula also. Apart from being high in calories, mangoes are also rich in a large number of nutrients and hold great nutritional value. Infact, they have been known to have positive effects in case of a number of ailments. In the following lines, we have listed numerous health and nutrition benefits of eating mangoes.

Nutritional Value of Mango
One medium sized mango comprises of:
  • Calories - 107
  • Protein - 0.84 g
  • Carbohydrate - 28 g
  • Total Fat - 0.45 g
  • Fiber - 3 g
  • Vitamin A - 6425 IU
  • Vitamin C - 45.7mg
  • Magnesium - 18 mg
  • Potassium - 300 mg
  • Calcium - 20 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 g
  • Saturated fat - 0 g
  • Traces of manganese, selenium, iron, sodium and phosphorus
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Mangoes
  • Mango, being high in calories and carbohydrates, is good for those who are trying to gain weight.
  • The phenolic compound found in mangoes has been found to have powerful antioxidant and anticancer properties.
  • Being high in iron, mango is said to be very good for pregnant women as well as for people suffering from anemia.
  • Mango is believed to be effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin.
  • The vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin E and selenium present in mangoes provide protection against heart disease.
  • Mangoes have been found to be quite helpful in treating acidity and poor digestion.
  • It is being said that the Vitamin E present in mango helps hormonal system function more efficiently and thus, boosts sex life.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of mango might help alleviate asthma symptoms.
Other Benefits
Mango has been found to be beneficial for people suffering from the following ailments
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • Eye Disorders
  • Hair Loss
  • Heat Stroke
  • Leucorrhea
  • Liver Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Morning Sickness
  • Piles
  • Prickly Heat
  • Scurvy
  • Sinusitis
  • Spleen Enlargement
  • Vaginitis

Old 12-Sep-2009
Re: Benefits Of Mango

I love Mago Shake

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