Mango is a delicious and succulent fruit widely eaten all over the world, this fruit is known as the king of all fruits. Scientifically it is called mangifera indica and are species of flower plants belonging to Anacardiaceae family like cashew. In Nigeria, it is cultivated virtually on ever part of the state, the vitamin A, C, potassium, calcium and magnesium content makes it a super fruit.
Mangoes are edible fruits with sweet taste that comes in different shapes and colors like yellow, green orange, and red, this nutritious fruit is usually golden yellow in the inside not minding what color it has at the back.
Fresh ripe mangoes are not acidic, on the other hand unripe once are acidic and produces sour taste which can cause heartburn or acid indigestion to some people. Henceforth when buying this fruits, go for fresh ripe once.
Mango fruits Health Benefit
The antioxidant in this fruit helps prevent damaging of cells cause by free radicals as a result of oxidation, Vitamin and mineral is a great immune booster likewise strengthens immune system. Consuming up to 2 medium size of this fruit contains about 67% of recommended daily intake of vitamin C it also inhibit flu and cold.
Mangos contain lots of phytonutrients like potassium and vitamins that prevent heart related diseases and also lower blood pressure in the same vein regulate heartbeat. Potassium is an important nutrient for proper functioning of cells in the body, low potassium in the blood level can cause palpitation. Similarly potassium can also improve hard arteries and allows regular blood flow in the body.
The flesh of mango fruit is superb in fiber consequently aid proper digestive system, fiber is necessary for free bowel movement and reduces constipation.
Reduces Cholesterol Level.
The fiber helps lower cholesterol level thereby reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Certainly mango is naturally sweet and high in fructose sugar and not a processed sugar; it can easily dissolve out of the body with other nutrient and fiber, above all it will not increase blood sugar level.
The intake of calcium is important for optimal healthy bones; vitamin D aids the absorption of calcium in the body.
Mango fruits in addition contain high vitamin A which is essential for a clearer vision most importantly lower the risk of macular degeneration associated with age, it’s a medical disorder that causes blurred vision.
Shinning skin and Face mask
Mangoes properties also include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and collagen that is perfect for a smooth shinning skin however, applying this fruit on the face rehydrates the face and makes you look younger secondly it clears sun burns.
Face mask preparation
2 spoons of mango
2 tablespoon of honey
3 tablespoon of wheat flour
Wash your mango remover the skin and the seed while you are left with the yellow golden pulp
Get a dip bowl and add all ingredients then mash to smooth
Wash off any make-up on the face before applying the paste
Apply the paste on your face especially on the burnt area and wait for about 20 minutes
Wash off with look warm water and allow drying
Repeat the process twice a week.
Moderate intake of potassium is advisable since it might increase the blood sugar level of a diabetic patient.