The mango is recognized as the king of fruits in most parts of the world, specifically in India. It is juicy, delicious, and rich in nutrients. This week we’ve been happy to be eating ripe mangoes from our tree . . . they’re not all that wormy this year.I read that mangoes are rich in dietary fiber, potassium, copper, vitamin A, vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin C and vitamin E. They also contain 25 different kinds of carotenoids.
Mangoes also have tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid which help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body . . . in other words, eating mangoes alkalizes the whole body.I also understand that mangoes can be used both internally and externally for the skin. When eaten, mangoes help resolve skin problems such as clearing clogged pores and eliminating pimples.
Externally, mangoes can be blended and applied directly to the face; the beta-carotene and Vitamin C found in these fruits make them beneficial for skin repair. And, because mangoes have been found to nourish the deeper layers of the skin, they are used in mud masks. Eating mangoes improves digestion and boosts the immune system; they are also good for lowering cholesterol. The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C found in mangoes help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein.
More importantly, mangoes help prevent cancer. According to new research studies, the antioxidant compounds in mangoes have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.