Mango is a taste that everybody seems to love. Some of our most popular smoothies contain mango. Along with their delicious taste comes a truck load of nutrition. A high level of different vitamins and minerals not commonly found in a single fruit. I love it, you love it so here is some things that you probably didn’t know about this delightful fruit.
The Mango Family
Mango is in fact part of the same family as pistachio and cashew. Originating in Burma over 4000 years ago. It is the national fruit of India and is considered a symbol of life, thus the Indians using it in every sacred events. Today India is still the leading exporter of mangos.
Good for your sex drive. Yes people, these fruits can juice up your sex life. They are high in vitamin E and old research shows vitamin E can ignite the flame of passion in the bedroom. Vitamin E is a bit hard to come by as well. Found predominantly in leafy greens, nuts and yes, mango.
Full of goodness
Bursting at the seams with goodness, these juice babies are an excellent source of dietary fibre and vitamin B6, as well as a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. But that’s not where it ends. Prepare for a list. They also contain good levels of riboflavin, vitamin E, vitamin K, niacin, folate, thiamine, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, and copper, and they are one of the best sources of anti-inflammatory and antioxidants quercetin, beta-carotene, and astragalin. Quercetin reduces the manufacture and release of histamine so perhaps give mango a try if you have allergic symptoms.
Heart diseases, premature aging, cancer, and degenerative diseases are due to free radicals that damage our cells. Mangos a full of many different types of free radical neutralizing antioxidants.
The fibre in mangoes also helps our digestion. Used for many years in Chinese medicine, these bad boys contain an enzyme that calms excess acidity in the stomach. Eliminating ”heart burn” or acid reflux.