Thursday, 9 April 2015

Mango health benefits.

Fruits are at their best when they are in season. One of the fruits now in season that I enjoy eating is mango.
We have so many varieties in Nigeria, from the small mangoes that can leave annoying strands between your teeth to the Kerosene mangoes I eat a lot when in Calabar, to the big Benue mangoes that are almost as big as my head, lol. There are so many that I can't even begin to name them, I don't even know the names of most of them. All these mangoes have unique flavours and tastes. Mangoes are widely eaten in Nigeria, it is available in every region of our country. They are delicious, and healthy too. I have been using mangoes in my smoothies a lot these days. They make a good addition to fruit salads too. 

Now, I'm sure by now you guys know that I like knowing what is in everything I eat and what it is doing for my body. Let us look at a few health benefits of mangoes.
  • Mangoes are rich in Vitamin A which is good for the eyes.
  • Mangoes contain some antioxidants which have been found to protect against breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and leukemia.
  • They contain fiber which aid in digestion and also prevents constipation.
  • Mangoes help in lowering cholesterol.
  • Mangoes contain copper which supports healthy immune function, helps in the formation of red blood cells and maintains healthy bones.
  • The Vitamin A in mangoes promotes good skin and hair.
  • Mangoes are rich in Vitamin C

3 comments:

  1. and I just love eating mangoes without even knowing most of its benefits, yipeeeeeee off to a healthy life with more eating of (Julie, peter, kerosene, paul )#winks# mangoes.

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  2. Yipeee! Mangoes are delicious. Thank you Nenkyreal.

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  3. Yipeee! Mangoes are delicious. Thank you Nenkyreal.

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