India produces nearly half of the mangoes consumed in the world and considers them a sacred fruit. What are its benefits?
Ayurvedic medicine practiced in India takes advantage of all parts of this fruit, pulp, peel and including leaves. Mango contains many vitamins and minerals, some of which help improve eyesight.
In addition, this fruit prevents constipation and improves intestinal function because of its high fiber content, like most fruits and vegetables.
Experts also point out that it is a good source of carotenoids, terpenoids, and polyphenols substances, which are capable of preventing some type of cancers. Beta carotene, in turn, helps fight free radicals that cause heart problems. In addition, they contain vitamin A and protect against dry eyes, itching, etc.
Only 200 grams of pulp almost cover the daily requirements of vitamins A and C for an adult, which, among many other benefits, serve to treat acne. Mango peel extract provides active components for skin protection.
Mango is not recommended for diabetics due to its high sugar content.
However, the fruit is high in potassium, making it unsuitable for people with kidney failure. For these people, the doctors recommend small doses of mango, like about 100 grams a day in salads, but no more.