The handle is a fruit from northwestern India and northern Burma. In India it is considered the fruit of love and giving a crate of mango is a sign of friendship.

Its cultivation has spread to all subtropical and tropical areas of the world. With a sweet, juicy and very tasty flavor, it is considered the tropical fruit par excellence.

This fruit with an exquisite and peculiar flavor, in addition to delighting with its flavor and aroma, provides us with multiple nutritional benefits for health . These are the top 10 reasons why we should include it in our daily diet :

Moisturizes

Due to its large amount of water and the minerals and vitamins it has, it is an excellent fruit to make shakes and smoothies for athletes, since it replenishes the loss of these nutrients after physical activity , hydrating and giving extra energy.

Improves eyesight

In its chemical composition is zeaxanthin ; a powerful antioxidant that filters harmful blue light rays promoting healthy eyes .

Prevents cancer

It has lots of beta carotene , this vitamin has great power antioxidant and has been shown that diets rich in this nutrient plays an important role in the prevention of the colon and prostate.

Improves intestinal transit

Due to its water content and large amount of fiber , mango improves constipation and regulates digestion and intestinal transit .

Beautify skin and hair

Another function of vitamin A is the benefits it gives to the skin, intervening in its regeneration and rejuvenation process . It is also part of the sebum production process that is responsible for keeping hair hydrated and shiny.

Protect the heart

Another nutrient that mango provides is potassium ; This mineral helps regulate blood pressure and, together with a low sodium diet, prevents high blood pressure and protects the heart from cardiovascular disease.

Supports bone health

Low vitamin K intake has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of bone fractures . Mango contains this vitamin and contributes to maintaining the integrity of the bones.

Prevents anemia

Another important nutrient that mango contains is vitamin C; This helps the absorption of iron in the intestine and collaborates in the prevention of anemia and helps pregnant women to meet the requirement of this nutrient that is increased at this stage.

Strengthens the body’s defenses

Due to its vitamin C content, it improves our immune system , especially against infections .

Helps weight loss

This fruit is low in calories and fat and high in fiber which makes it suitable for weight loss meal plans as it also provides satiety and its sweet taste makes it more attractive.

How can it be consumed?

The most common way to enjoy this delicious tropical fruit is in its natural state, whether it is green or ripe. But it can also be included in desserts, smoothies, smoothies, mousses, salads, sauces, soups and you can also make jams and compotes.

This fruit has a sour and sweet flavor that combines very well with other foods, both in sweet and savory preparations.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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