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The health benefits of mango

The mango is one of those fruits with a fleshy part on the outside and a seed of considerable size inside. There are many types of mangoes that vary in color, flavor, shape, and even seed size. There are green, red, yellow or orange mangoes but they all have in common that the fleshy part of the fruit has a characteristic golden hue. Thanks to its sweet and creamy flavor, this tropical fruit is one of the most consumed fruits in the world . In addition, it contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals that greatly benefit our health.

These are some positive aspects that mango has in our body:

 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration : The antioxidant Zeaxanthin found in mango filters out harmful blue light rays , and is believed to play a protective role in eye health. Several studies have shown that a higher intake of all fruits in general, 3 or more servings a day, reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

 

Asthma prevention : The risks for developing asthma are lower in people who consume a large amount of certain nutrients . One of these nutrients is beta-carotene, which is found in mango, papaya, apricots, or broccoli.

 

Cancer : Diets rich in beta-carotene can also play a protective role against prostate cancer , according to a study conducted by the Harvard University School of Public Health (USA) and has been shown to have an inverse relationship with development of colon cancer.

 

Bone health : A low intake of vitamin K has been associated with an increased risk of bone fracture . Therefore, the adequate consumption of vitamin K, also present in mango, is important to improve the absorption of calcium essential for our bones.

 

Diabetes : Several studies have shown that people with type 1 diabetes who follow a high fiber diet have lower glucose levels, and people with type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar levels, lipids and insulin levels .

 

Digestion : Due to its fiber and water content, mango helps prevent constipation and promote regularity .

 

Heart disease : The fiber, potassium and vitamin content that mangoes contain help prevent cardiovascular diseases. Many studies have shown that an increase in potassium intake and a decrease in sodium are the perfect combination to reduce the risk of heart-related diseases .

 

Skin and hair : Mangoes are also great allies for hair , as they contain vitamin A, a nutrient necessary for the production of sebum that keeps hair hydrated. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all body tissues, including skin and hair.

 

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