If you haven’t started eating mangoes yet, you need to. They are delicious and tropical, making it feel like summer throughout the year. At the same time, Mangoes are naturally sweet. You’ll feel like you’re eating something naughty, but you’re getting something healthy and delicious at the same time.
Whether you eat them raw, use them in cooking, or make a smoothie, you will get the benefits of the delicious orange fruit. They are scientifically proven to boost your health in a variety of ways. In fact, here are 17 ways that your health will benefit by eating mangoes on a regular basis.
You don’t need to eat one every day of the week to get all these benefits. Just opt for them regularly.
Decrease Your Chance of Getting Cancer
Let’s start with one of the biggest benefits of most fruits and vegetables. Mangoes are yet another way to keep cancer at bay. Yes, this is backed up by research.
Mangoes are full of various antioxidants. These include gallic acid, quercetin, astragalin, methyl gallate, and so much more that you won’t be able to say. Just because you can’t pronounce them doesn’t mean they are bad for you—I know that’s completely against most opinions when it comes to scientific names you can’t say.
The various antioxidants have been linked to protecting against various types of cancers, including leukemia, breast, and colon cancers. The antioxidants fight against free radicals in the body, reducing the risk of the free radicals affecting the cells abnormally.
On top of that, pectin in mangoes is beneficial for fighting against some cancers. It’s a dietary fiber that helps to keep the cholesterol levels in check and the digestive system working effectively (this is another benefit later). So, you end up with double efforts to protect you against some cancers, especially those in the gastrointestinal tract.