The benefits and harms of Mango

Mango — the fruit, the fruit of the plant Mangifera indica family Anacardiaceae. The place where you first did this plant are the wet tropics of India. Mango is a national plant, but not only in India but also in Pakistan. Indian territory is considered a major producer of many varieties of this fruit because every year in this country is about fourteen million tons.

Properties of mango

While the fruit is not ripe, it is green in color, and its composition is very much starch. Mature fruits have a fibrous structure, sweet taste, and their color can be red or yellow. The flesh is orange or yellow. Inside the fruit there is the bone, which is often difficult to separate from the pulp.

Mango is used not only in cooking but also in folk medicine and cosmetology. At the moment, scientists conducted various studies mango, and the first results can't be happy — judging by the figures, components mango can effectively fight cancer cells in the intestines and chest.

Use mango

Mango — quite a healthy fruit, which can be a real boon for people with various illnesses and diseases. So, these fruit contain almost the entire spectrum of vitamins and nutrients, and ascorbic acid in them than in lemons. It is believed that eating one fruit in a day, you can protect your body from diabetes and to lower cholesterol levels in the blood.

In the ripe fruit has a high amount of beta-carotene, even more than carrots. A sufficient amount of this substance allows the body to synthesize vitamin a, which protects from colds, makes the night vision more acute, and normalizes the process of keratinization of the skin. In addition to beta-carotene in mango is vitamins, organic acids, micro and macro.

Due to the large amount of fluid and minerals in fruit pulp, mango can stimulate the kidneys and intestine. It helps to remove excess fluids and toxins, improve metabolism. Due to the high content of beta-carotene the fruit is and antioxidant.


Even a single fruit can fill up to 1/3 of the daily requirement of potassium and helps to lower blood pressure. Contained in mango is vitamin B6 helps to calm nerves and compensates for the deficiency of this vitamin caused by emotional stress. When sleep disorders mangoes are also beneficial for the person. If you eat a fruit several hours before bedtime, you can build a dream.

In diseases of the gastrointestinal tract mango helps to soothe the lining of the stomach and stimulate digestion. The fruits have a mild laxative effect that helps with constipation. The juice extracted from the fruit, it is recommended to give infants older.

The use of mango

Very often a mango, eat just fresh. From the fruit to make salads, desserts, juices and jams. For cosmetic purposes mango is suitable for care of any skin type. It refreshes, moisturizes, nourishes and regenerates the skin. Most effective this fruit is for dry or Mature skin. Mango butter is recommended for skin peeling after sunburn or when the skin allergies. It will make your skin softer, smooth it, increase elasticity and fight the appearance of stretch marks.

Harm mango

Since mango contains a lot of sugar, diabetes eat it is not recommended. Abuse of the mango can cause constipation (to achieve a laxative effect, can have no more than two mangoes a day), fever or urticaria. Although mango is not the most high-calorie fruit (65 kcal / 100 g), people with excess body weight you need to follow the servings mango.

It is also worth to observe a few precautions: after eating a mango at least 2 hours not to drink alcohol and milk. And sensitive people peel may cause damage to the mucosa.