Mango is a star fruit with a large seed in the middle. In many parts of the world, mango is called a “king of fruits.” It is very famous in south Asia, especially in India and Pakistan. It has hundreds of types, and each type is different in size, shape, and taste. It is a fruit with a high level of natural sugar.
There are many health benefits of mango. It lowers the risks of cancer and resolves digestion problems. We can make mango shake, use them to make pickles or we can use them as a salad.
Disadvantages of mango :
Let’s see some disadvantages of eating mango
- Cause diarrhea :
Mango contains much fiber. Excess fiber can cause diarrhea. Fiber stimulates muscle movement within the large intestine to empty bowels and cause diarrhea. So if you eat more than the usual amount of mango than you are likely to have diarrhea.
- Can be allergic :
If you have any tyoe of allergy, consult to doctor before eating mango. Many times peel of mango is responsible for allergic reactions. It can cause watery eyes, cold, and sneezing.
In most of the areas, people use artificial ripening to get a reasonable price they use carbide for artificial ripening. This carbide is terrible for health.
- Weight gain :
Mango is very rich in natural sugar. Eating a large number of mangoes can cause weight gain. If you are planning to lose weight, you should avoid eating mangos because mango contains vitamin C and calories. A medium-sized mango contains 135 calories. High calories can cause weight gain.
- Increase blood sugar :
Eating too many mangos can increase the blood sugar level in your body. Mango contains a high level of sugar, and it increases the amount of fructose in your body. A high amount of fructose means a high amount of sugar. So a person who has diabetes should avoid eating too many mangos.
- Digestion problem :
If you eat too many raw mangos can affect the digestion process. Digestion enzymes find it challenging to break down food molecules of fresh and immature mango. So it causes digestion problems.
- Cause gas :
Eating mangos can cause gas. Mangos contain fiber and many natural sugars like fructose, and it can cause gas in our intestine. When enzymes break down mango, it produces gas and burping.
- Artificially ripened :
As we read above, many sellers use calcium carbide to ripe the mango, and it has lousy effects on our health. If you consume this substance, you can feel numbness and peripheral neuropathy.
Advantages of mango :
Mango has many advantages. Let’s see some of the advantages of eating mangos.
- Clear skin :
Eating plenty of mangos make your skin fresh and glowy. If you have skin with pimple or acne, put mango slices on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. It will help you to get rid of acne and blackheads you can also make face scrub by mixing mango with honey.
- Improves cholesterol level :
Mango has fiber and vitamin C that reduce the cholesterol level in the body. The LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is called bad cholesterol and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is called good cholesterol. If there is a high amount of LDL(low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in our body, then there is a chance of a heart attack. So eating a mango is good for our heart.
- Keeps the immune system healthy:
Mango keeps our immune system healthy. Mango contains vitamin C and vitamin A and many kinds of carotenoids. These nutrients keep our immune system healthy.
- Healthy eyes :
Mango is a good of vitamin A that keeps our eyes healthy and prevents night blindness. The retina in the eye converts light into signals. It is a vital component of the eye. Two basics nutrients that help the retina to work effectively are zeaxanthin and lutein. These nutrients also act as a sunblock and protect our eyes. Mango is a source of these nutrients.
- Prevents cancer :
Mango contains many compounds. Some of these compounds help to prevent leukemia, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. These compounds include fisetin, gallic acid, methyl gallate. Mango also contains polyphenols that reduced oxidative stress and destroy cancer cells in the body.
- Prevents heatstroke :
Eating cold mango in summer refreshes you instantly. Sun energy burns your body in summer, so a glass of mango shake can cool down your body.
- Good for pregnant women :
Pregnant women need calcium and iron in a large amount. Mango is an excellent source of these nutrients. Anemia is a condition in which you lack red blood cells. It happens because of the low amount of iron in our body. Mango is also beneficial for people suffering from anemia.
Nutrients chart of mango :
1 cup of mango gives :
|Vitamin A||10% of RDI (reference daily intake)|
|Vitamin C||67% of RDI|
|Copper||20% of RDI|
|Niacin||7% of RDI|
|Manganese||4.5% of RDI|
|Thiamine||4% of RDI|
|Potassium||6% of RDI|
|Riboflavin||5% of RDI|
|Folate||18% of RDI|
|Dietary fiber||2.6 grams|
|Vitamin B6||11.6% of RDI|
|Vitamin B5||6.5% of RDI|
|Vitamin E||9.7% of RDI|
|Magnesium||4.5% of RDI|
|Vitamin K||6% of RDI|
nutrition value reference
As we saw above mango is rich in fiber, vitamins and compounds. It has a lot of health benefits. It lowers our cholesterol level, brightens the skin and makes our immune system healthy, but it has some side effects too.
Eating a lot of mangos can cause diarrhea, gas, weight gain, and digestion problem. It is the best fruit of summer to make you feel fresh. It’s juicy and full of taste. But excess of everything is terrible, so avoid eating it too much if you haven’t eaten this fruit ever. Go and try it now you are going to love it.