Mango, often called the king of fruits, is one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits in the world. This fruit is rich in a complex of vitamins A, C, E, and B and health-promoting flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Mangos are a powerful food that helps prevent lung, breast, colon, prostate cancers, and leukemia.
They are very helpful in the prevention of strokes, heart diseases, arthritis, cognitive disorders, respiratory diseases, and kidney diseases. Mangos can help alkalize the whole body, helping get rid of poisonous acids and restore the PH balance in the body. Mangos also contain loads of enzymes and they are a prebiotic food, i.e. they contain compounds that stimulate and feed healthy bacteria in the intestine system that aid with digestion.
Mangos contain a significant amount of pyridoxine (B-6), which is vital for the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Pyridoxine is also important in maintaining hormonal balance and proper immune function as well as helping the body to metabolize glucose, fats, and protein. And, mangos are thought to help with insomnia so in some countries they are eaten before going to bed.
Mangos are known to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol due to their significant content of fiber, pectin, and vitamin C. They are also great for improving vision and they help prevent dry eyes.