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Why Should You Eat Mangoes This Summer?

By Subha Bose

Why should you eat Mangoes this Summer?
Do you know that the Mango is the National fruit of India?  It is one of the most liked food and hence it is called as "King of fruits". Mango is a gift of nature in the summer, despite the sweet taste the mango is filled with health benefits.

9 Reasons to Eat Mangoes

1. Fights Heat Stroke:
You can protect yourself from the scorching heat with a cup of Mango Juice, chop some mangoes add it in a blender with some sugar and water; your mango juice is ready. Gulp it down and instantly cool down your body.
2. Lowers Cholesterol:
Mango is high in Vitamin C and fiber that helps in reducing cholesterol level. It is also a rich source of potassium which helps in controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

3.Improves Digestion:
The presence of an enzyme that helps in breaking down of protein and its fibrous nature of mango help in digestion and elimination. It acts as a cleanser of stomach and intestine.
Why should you eat Mangoes this Summer?

4.Prevents Cancer:
Mongo has antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, gallic acid and methyl gallate which protects the body against Colon, Breast, Leukemia and Prostate cancer.
5.Alkalizes Body:
The body works best when the alkaline environment is maintained. Mango has malic acid, tartaric and traces of Vitamin C that assist in maintaining the alkalinity of the body.
6.Rich in Copper:
Copper is a co-factor for enzymes including cytochrome co-oxidase and superoxide dismutase which helps in the production of red blood cells.
7.Improves Vision:
Once cup of sliced mango has 25% Of your daily required Vitamin A, hence it helps in improving vision and prevents dry eyes.
8.Unclogged and clear Skin:
Mango is an excellent source of Vitamin A and E; it helps to unclog pores and add freshness to face; You can mash the pulp of mango with a dash of honey, mix it well and apply it on the face for instant fresh and glowing skin.

9.Healthy Snack:
Mango has loads of Vitamin and fibres that help the body to feel fuller and it is a healthy replacement for junk food filled with preservatives and chemicals.

What is your favorite fruit?

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