Mangoes! Mangoes!! These fruits are everywhere in Nigeria and they are really tasty. But asides the taste, the health benefits of mangoes are another reason to love these sweet treats. They one of the world’s 10 most nutritious fruits and with good reason.
These are the health benefits of mangoes
Considering the number of Nigerian fruits that prevent cancer, we should just eat only fruits forever. The antioxidants in mangoes are known to prevent you from colon cancer, breast cancer, and leukaemia. So just don’t stop eating them ever.
Mangoes are really good for your skin too, they are a natural exfoliant and help fight acne. So If you want naturally glowing skin then mango should be your favourite fruit. Eat it or use the juice as a cleanser for your skin.
Amazing for your eyes
If you’ve ever wondered why your grandma still sees better than you, it’s because she consumes more mangoes than you. Mangoes are rich in vitamin A and really good for the eyes.
Aids healthy weight gain
For those looking to gain some weight, you’ve found your friend. Unlike most fruits that help you lose weight, mangoes actually aid weight gain. And it’s the healthy kind of weight too.
Boosts sex drive
Mhhmmmmm… Mangoes contain a high amount of vitamin E which is known to help improve your sex drive and boost your libido. So if you’re feeling not so funky, eat some mangoes.
Good for pregnant women and newborns
Mangoes contain a high content of vitamins A, B6, and C, which are very good for pregnant women. These vitamins can also prevent infections in newborns.
Clears the Skin
Mangoes are filled with skin-friendly vitamin C and Vitamin A, both of which are crucial for healthy skin and skin repair. Mangoes, eaten in moderation are also known to exfoliate and eliminate dead pores. According to Macrobiotic nutritionist and Health Practitioner Shilpa Arora ND, “Mangoes are loaded with skin healing nutrients; for example, fibre in mangoes cleanses your gut that is overloaded with toxic substances.”
Aids Weight Loss
Mangoes when eaten in moderation could also help in weight loss. The phytochemicals in the mango skin act as natural fat busters. The mango flesh is filled with dietary fibres. Fibres induce a feeling of satiety. On eating high-fibre fruits or veggies you feel full for a longer time, which prevents you from tucking in other high fattening snacks.