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5 healthy reasons to eat mangoes

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Health benefits of mangoes

 

Aids digestion: Mangoes contain several enzymes that help in breaking down protein. This is the reason people eat mangoes after a hearty meal. The fibrous content of the fruit along with vitamins, minerals and probiotic dietary fibre help digest food easily.

Helps in diabetes: The fruit also contains a surprisingly low glycemic index (41-60), thus eating it in moderate quantities will not suddenly elevate your sugar levels.

Lowers cholesterol: The fiber, Vitamin C and pectin in mangoes helps lower serum cholesterol levels, especially the harmful Low-Density Lipoprotein commonly known as bad cholesterol.

Good for eyes: The high content of vitamin A found in Mangoes is great for eyes since the vitamin can help prevent night blindness and dry eyes. A cupful of the fruit supplies 25 percent of the daily need of vitamin A.

Aphrodisiac: Besides having high vitamin E which is a mild form of aphrodisiac, mangoes also have compounds that act like the hormone estrogen and thus has an aphrodisiac effect for both men and women.