Mangoes originate from India and were first grown in northeast India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar 25 to 30 million years ago. Mangoes, also known as the King of Fruits, has held a precious place in the history of India and its relationship with the world. Food historian KT Achaya wrote in his book A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food: From the first mention of it as ‘Amra’ in Panishad Operahadarnayaka (circa 1000 BC) and Shatapatha Brahmana until shortly afterward the virtues of the fruit of mangoes have been praised for three thousand years. ‘Mangoes are said to be loved by Lord Buddha. He meditated in the quiet of the lush mangoes trees. Among the most popular and ancient legends, the Mughal fixation with handles is undoubtedly winning. Handles were used. as a tenderizer when preparing delicious Mughlai skewers. mangoes transplants were also exhibited solely by royal patronage until Emperor Shah Jahan lifted the borders, writes KT Achaya in his book “A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food’. In the 16th century, the Portuguese of the sea was so drawn to it. from mangoes, from Kerala, which also took its fruits and seeds and brought them to Africa.
Mangoes are among the most famous fruits in the world. In addition to being luscious, fleshy, and showy, mangoes offer many health benefits too! (As if we needed more reasons to swallow this amazing fruit)
These are some of the benefits of mangoes that you may not be aware of.
Helps with digestion
Mangoes can help promote healthy digestion. According to DK Publishing’s Healing Foods, mangoes contain enzymes that help break down and digest proteins and fiber that helps the digestive tract function efficiently. Dietary fiber reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Green mangoes contain more pectin fibers than ripe mangoes.
Promotes a healthy bowel
According to the book “Healing Foods”, mangoes pulp contains prebiotic fiber, which helps nourish the good bacteria in the gut. A healthy bowel is bad for a healthy state. A leaky gut, in addition to poor digestion, leads to skin conditions like IBS, asthma, slow metabolism, and other health problems.
You might be surprised that a medium-sized mangoes contains up to two-thirds of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. The strong antioxidant strengthens the immune system and prevents colds/flu.
Promotes eye health
Including mangoes in your diet can also help improve the health of your eyes. Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene, which helps produce vitamin A. The powerful antioxidant improves eyesight, improves overall eye health, and prevents age-related macular degeneration or loss of vision.
Eating mangoes could also help regulate cholesterol levels. High levels of fibrous pectin can help reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL, or bad cholesterol), which cause plaque in the vessels and block blood flow.
Cleans the skin
Mangoes are rich in skin-friendly vitamins C and A, both of which are essential for skin health and repair. Mangoes, eaten in moderation, are also known to exfoliate and remove dead pores. Macrobiotic nutritionist and health expert Shilpa Arora ND said, “Mangoes are loaded with nutrients that heal the skin. For example, mangoes fibers cleanse your intestines that are overloaded with toxic substances.
Helps you lose weight
Mangoes consumed in moderation can also help you lose weight. The secondary plant substances contained in the mangoes skin act as natural fat destroyers. mangoes pulp is high in fiber. The fibers induce a feeling of satiety. If you eat high-fiber fruits or vegetables, avoiding other high-fat snacks will keep you feeling full longer.