The mango is native to southern Asia, especially Burma and eastern India. It spread early on to Malaya, eastern Asia and eastern Africa. Mangoes were introduced to California (Santa Barbara) in 1880.
It’s named as Mango, Manga, Mangot, Mangou.
It’s considered as “King of Fruits”, usually loved by people, it’s a fruit filled with taste and nutrition.
We’ll talk of some benefits and demerits of eating mangoes.
Let’s start off with benefits,
1. Prevents Cancer:
Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.
2. Lowers Cholesterol:
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff).
3. Clears the Skin:
Can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mangos help clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.
4. Improves Eye Health:
One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
5. Alkalizes the Whole Body:
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
6. May Help with Diabetes:
Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedyinvolves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming the filtered decoction in the morning. Mango fruit also has a relatively low glycemic index (41-60) so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.
7. Promotes Healthy Sex:
Mangoes are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sex drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts (from whole foods) does help.
8. Improves Digestion:
Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking down protein. There are several fruits, including mangoes, which have this healthful quality. The fiber in mangos also helps digestion and elimination.
9. Helps Fight Heat Stroke:
Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm from overheating. From an ayurvedic viewpoint, the reason people often get diuretic and exhausted when visiting equatorial climates is because the strong “sun energy” is burning up your body, particularly the muscles. The kidneys then become overloaded with the toxins from this process.
10. Boosts the Immune System:
The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangoes, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.
It’s time to see the darker side, as everything has a dark side when used in excess.
1. Weight Gain
Mango in addition to being a source of vitamin C also store many calories. Medium-sized of mangoes contain about 135 calories. This will be a problem for those of you who want to lose weight. So, consuming a lot of mango will have a calorie deficit, this will hinder your weight loss plan.
In addition, which must be considered in consuming mango is the time to consume it. Consumption time is as important as the amount of mango you eat. If you eat 30 minutes before the workout, this is really very good for your body.
2. Increase blood sugar
Have you ever imagined what happens if you eat too many mango? Apparently this fruit can increase your blood sugar levels.
Mango is a fruit with high fructose content. The more mango it means the higher the fructose amount. This is bad news for you. Consuming in large amounts will cause the rise of blood sugar and make the amount of insulin is increasing. It is certainly very scary for health because you are threatened suffering from blood sugar disease.
3. Artificially Ripened Mangoes
Did you know that many mangoes are now forced to mature. Many mango merchants use calcium carbide to accelerate the mango ripening process. This substance gives adverse effects to health and can trigger against carcinogenic. One problem that will you feel are tingling, numbness and peripheral neuropathy. Scary is not it! So avoid eating foods that are ripped with carbides include mangoes.
4. Bad for Digestion
Furthermore, the frightening effects if you eat a lots of mangoes is to have indigestion, especially if you are eating immature mango. Avoid eating raw mangoes in large quantities.
5. “Mango Mouth”
This is a bad effect of consuming raw mangoes for some people. This problem is called “mango mouth”. Eating raw mango with its gum often causes you to get wounds, itching, blisters around the mouth. This symptom occurs in those who are sensitive to raw gummy mango.
So, if you eat raw mangoes should be extra careful, in order not to experience a problem called “mango mouth”.
Another frightening effects of consuming lots of mangoes is irritation. If you consume raw mangoes, usually sap of mango is about the mouth, and your esophagus can cause strong irritation.
If you experience this problem, then stay away from drinking cold water because it can cause further irritation. Cold water can cause coagulation of sap, so the irritation becomes more severe.
7. Salmonella Infection
The infections is one of the frightening problems of consuming mango. Salmonella Serotype Newport (SN) has long been reported in the United States in 1999, and raw mango is one of the causes of salmonella.
Boldsky.com says that 78 patients who occur in 13 states are infected with this virus. 2 hospitalized patients of 28 enrolled patients died within 2 weeks. So 14 (50%) report that they consume mango for 5 days before illness. It became the information of this time that mangoes are infected with this virus.
8. Arthritis sufferers do not eat mango
For those who suffering from sinusitis, arthritis should not consume in large quantities. Eating fresh mango, mature, or mango juice can cause annoyance for them.
9. Allergic Reactions
Eating mangoes is also concerned with allergies especially those who are allergic to fruit. Among the symptoms that appear on them are watery eyes, respiratory problem, colds, sneezing, abdominal pain, even if there is shock if chronic.
So, eating mango should be careful although the health benefits obtained is a lot. You should not consume mangoes in excess, especially raw mangoes.
10. Consume mango in juice form
Mango juice is also good for health, but you have to limit it. Mango juice is different from eating mango directly. Making mango in the form of juice can eliminate most of the fiber so that the health benefits to be reduced.
Hope fully this post was full of some new information ( if not all ), hoping to hear from you people about your comments and suggestions. 🙂