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Health Advantages and Benefits of Mangoes

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Mangoes are is one of those fruits that I crave. Besides their sweet, delicious, and irresistible taste, mangoes also have many advantages and health benefits. Some of the notable advantages are listed below.

Benefits of Eating Mangoes

  • Low In Calories: Mangoes are richly sweet in taste but are low in calories. With approximately only 100-130 calories in a mango, it proves to be a healthy fruit for a human body.
  • Fiber: Mangoes are a very good source of fiber. One cup of mango provides 2.5-3.5g of fiber.An adult man generally requires 30-35g of fibers and a woman requires 20-25g of fiber, daily. Advantages of fiber include weight control, improving your heart’s health, low cholesterol, promotes digestive functions of the body and appetite control.
  • Antioxidants: Mangoes are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are really necessary for human diet and a healthy and longer life. Mangoes are a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It also contains protein, carbohydrate, Vitamin E and Vitamin B6. Antioxidants fights against radicals which damage cells and increase the probability of many different types of cancers. Antioxidants are also believed to reduce the aging process by fighting against cancers and heart diseases.
  • Vitamin A: Vitamin A helps in maintaining healthy skins and bones. It also protects one’s night vision. One cup of mango gives approx. 180-190% of the daily value of vitamin A.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is believed to contribute to a healthy immune system. It also fights against many free radicals and eco-enemy toxins. Vitamin C also fastens up the process of healing and recovery of wounds. Mangoes contain around 60-70% of daily value of Vitamin C.
  • Healthy Weight: With its low-calorie quality and richness in water and food quantity, mango proves to be an immensely effective tool for achieving a healthy weight. Mangoes contain lesser calorie per serving and hence one may eat more amount of food by staying within his calorie limit circle, thus, achieving a healthy weight.
  • Minerals: Mangoes also contain many minerals in them; most notably potassium and magnesium. These minerals are necessary for muscles’ growth, contraction of muscles, relaxation of muscles and producing proteins in your body. They are also believed to keep maintaining a steady heartbeat.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2011 Syed Hunbbel Meer

Comments

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on July 09, 2015:

This was an interesting hub on mangoes and how healthy they are. I should be adding mangoes to my diet real soon. Voted up for useful!

sai samhita on May 13, 2015:

Doesn't mango cause excess heat in our body that leads to various health issues?

Syed Hunbbel Meer (author) from Karachi, Pakistan. on October 30, 2014:

I love mangoes! They are, by far, my most favorite fruit. And, as you just said, they are so nutritious. Thank you for stopping by :)

ashleyfitness on October 14, 2014:

Thank you for sharing Mangoes are by far my favorite fruit and they are so nutritious.

Mahaveer Sanglikar from Pune, India on June 18, 2013:

In India, Mango is known as the King of Fruits.

Uzma Shaheen Bhatti from Lahore,Pakistan on June 18, 2013:

Mango is my favorite fruit in summer, glad t o know its health benefit. My mouth is getting watery by looking at these exotic pictures.

good work hunbbel.

Chrissie on May 25, 2013:

This is awesome information. We don't realize the amazing benefits of mangoes but we enjoy eating them. Philippine mangoes are the sweetest and are my favorite. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

FullOfLoveSites from United States on April 24, 2013:

I also love making mango smoothies.. I love mangoes too and am happy the numerous health benefits it provides. Up and useful. :)

DLV from Henderson, NV on January 07, 2013:

I grew up around mango living in Hawaii. Though when I moved here it was hard to find and it didn't taste the same. Great hub

Mike Robbers from London on November 30, 2012:

Awesome hub.. I learned so much about mango, which is one of my favorite tropical fruits! thanks for sharing this hub, loved reading it! so useful and informative :)

Sherlonia hick on February 25, 2012:

Thanks fa da helpful tips on mangoes,i have always loved dem but neva knew jus how healthy,dey were.and I hope one day maybe,dat I can visit jamaica,im sure its beautiful.

Syed Hunbbel Meer (author) from Karachi, Pakistan. on October 09, 2011:

@Liezlyn: I would love to ... :)

Mango is my most favourite fruit and I just crave for it every time. That's the only best thing for me in Summers =p

liezlyn on October 09, 2011:

you should try mangoes in the philuppines. simply had the best ttaste ever.

Tara Sellers on September 01, 2011:

Mmm I love mangos, but I had no idea that they are such a value for your health. Thank you for sharing, I will be sure to buy more of those wonderful fruits!

Syed Hunbbel Meer (author) from Karachi, Pakistan. on August 27, 2011:

@Deborah-Diane: I love mangoes too. They are so yummy, delicious, sweet and benefiting at the same time. They are a perfect blend of irresistible taste and healthy benefits and nutrients :)

Syed Hunbbel Meer (author) from Karachi, Pakistan. on August 27, 2011:

@Sunshine625: I am really shocked that you never ever ate a mango! I hate summers, but I also wait for them only that I'll be able to eat mangoes. It is my most favourite fruit. I hope you give them a try as soon as you can :)

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on August 26, 2011:

Yummm! I love mangos, so I am thrilled to discover how healthy they are. Thanks!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on August 26, 2011:

Magnificent hub on the mango! I never ate a mango BUT after this information I'm sure going to give them a try! Didn't know all the benefits they had. Great photos!

Syed Hunbbel Meer (author) from Karachi, Pakistan. on July 27, 2011:

@gogogo: Now you know the health benefits too along with the delicious taste of the fruit, enjoy ;)

gogogo on July 23, 2011:

I grew up in Jamaica, and we alwayts had lots of mangos, did not know how healthy they were, just how delicious. Thanks for writing this

Syed Hunbbel Meer (author) from Karachi, Pakistan. on July 23, 2011:

I am glad that you liked it and found it useful :)

QudsiaP1 on July 23, 2011:

Very informative, thank you for sharing.

Alexander Thandi Ubani from Lagos on July 23, 2011:

Thanks for that definitive information. I never had that broad knowledge of mango and its usefulness. Bravo!

Syed Hunbbel Meer (author) from Karachi, Pakistan. on July 23, 2011:

You are welcome. I'm glad that you found the facts, useful :)

Binaya.Ghimire on July 23, 2011:

I have a mango plantation, and these days I am enjoying the fruit. But I was quite unaware about most of the facts. Thanks for sharing.