Four reasons why you should eat more mangoes

Four reasons why you should eat more mangoes

If you grew up in Nigeria or any other African country, you are probably familiar with the mango fruit. In Nigeriathis fruit is commonly available during the rainy season.

When it is mango season, you will surely come across vendors, shops, and markets selling these fruits most of the times.

Mangoes come in different colors and sizes depending on their species. Mangoes vary from bright yellow, dark green, pink-green, red, and peach in color and can be easily found.

German [Opioro], Cotonou, Sheri, Kerosene, Julie, Peter are names of the types of mangoes commonly found in Nigeria. These types of mangos probably look very familiar to you, right?

So why should you eat more mangoes even though you’ve practically grown up knowing them all your life? The answer is simple; Mangoes contain a host of nutritional benefits for the proper development of the skin, body, and hair.

What are these benefits that you can ask for:

Mangoes are great for fair skin.
Vitamins A and C are main components that promote healthy skin. Mangoes are packed with lots of vitamins A and C and when eaten regularly they promote healthy skin.

Mangoes are equally known for exfoliating and removing dead skin pores.

In addition to the benefits mentioned, mangoes also help improve the signs of aging as they contain antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin.

Potassium and vitamin E [both contained in mangoes] they work together to keep cells hydrated to moisturize the skin. In addition to working to hydrate the skin, antioxidants also work to improve skin tone.

Mangoes are excellent for weight loss
Mangoes are fat-free and therefore an excellent food option for people who are in the process of losing weight.

While some have considered the ability of mangoes to aid weight loss as fact or myth, there is an important truth to keep in mind. While mangoes can help you lose weight, eating only mangoes may not necessarily be a good way to lose weight. However, replacing unhealthy snacks with mangoes and other fruits is the best way to go.

Mangoes improve eyesight
If you are interested in improving your eyesight, mangoes may provide additional benefits. Certain nutrients found in mangoes are beneficial for the proper functioning of the human eyes.

Remember that mangoes are rich in vitamin A and this vitamin is a great sight preserver, reducing the risks of eye defects such as; night blindness etc.

Remember to combine mangoes with other foods such as oysters, shellfish, carrots, etc. to get the best results in enhancing your eyes.

Mangoes aid in digestion
Battling with digestion problems? Then mangoes could be the answer for you, as this fruit is known to aid in digestion. According to DK Publishing’s ‘Healing Foods’, mangoes contain enzymes that help break down and digest protein.

Having read about these benefits, would you eat more mangoes this season?

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