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Health benefits of Mango

March 2, 2011 by Dr Jain

There are numerous health benefits of Mango. It is regarded as a comfort food and makes the person feel better by its delicious taste, attractive fragrance and awesome look.  Apart from rich in vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants, Mango contains an enzyme that soothes the stomach and it is similar to Papain enzyme found in papayas. These comforting enzymes provide good digestive aid and generate the feeling of contentment among the eaters. Mangoes easily make the person tempting.

Mango acts as an excellent tenderizing agent in its unripe green and ripe form. It is because of the presence of these enzymes. It makes an ideal fruit to be included in any marinade. In India,Amchur is prepared by using sour mango powder that contains ground up green mangos. This Amchur is a good seasoning and tenderizing aid.

Apart from being great in its nutritional value, it is also a good source of fibre in our diets. One can get keep away the problems related to constipation, piles and ulcers by eating one mango daily.  The dietary fibre has a protective effect against various degenerative diseases related to heart. This fibre also assists in preventing various types of cancer and in lowering blood cholesterol levels. A mango of average size can result in up to 40% of daily fibre requirement.  The medicinal properties of the parts of Mango tree are widely utilised in the treatment of a large number of diseases in Ayurved.

Mangos are also a great source of replenishing the lost potassium. It is deliciously rich in anti-oxidants, potassium and fibres. Mango is truly regarded as a King of Fruit. Mangos are also great source of Vitamins A and C. It also contains Potassium and beta carotene. They form a good staple for daily diet. Mangos are high in fibre content but they are low in calories, fat and sodium.

 


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