The mango with an ultra-millennial history, it comes from India and over time has established itself as the exotic fruit par excellence, with cultivations also in Sicily and Calabria – just like avocado, we strongly recommend preferring Italian origin. A powerful product of nature with numerous nutritional properties and guaranteed benefits for humans, mango is also a versatile ingredient in the kitchen.
Oval and long shape, with colors ranging from red to green and yellow also based on ripeness, mango is very rich in water and minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and magnesium. The most important content, however, is represented by a powerful one antioxidant named lupeol, which would be able to counteract the cancerous cells that can affect the lungs, breasts, colon and prostate, particularly affecting the mental conditions with which the related therapies are addressed. Furthermore, lupeol is also good for the muscles cardiacpromoting blood circulation, and slows down the aging process skin.
Benefits for the whole body
But the important reserves of mango also play in favor of the mango vitamins A, B, C, D, E, J and K. The high presence of the first guarantees benefits a teetheyes and internal mucous membranes, while vitamin C strengthens the immune system and helps the body absorb iron. Thanks to vitamin B, however, mango is also used in the aesthetic field to treat acne and dry skin, as well as compresses for hair against split ends and dryness.
With its pulp that helps you sleep well at night, mango is also rich in fibers: therefore it is a good remedy against constipation and better intestinal transit. This fruit, again, counteracts water retention and represents an important source of energy, considering that mango has 55 kcal per 100 grams of pulp. Thanks to beta-carotenehowever, mango is ideal during the summer to stimulate melanin, as well as being recommended by many experts for those suffering from depression or nervousness, or even for those who lead a particularly stressful life.
In short, mango is good for the body and mind, even if there is no shortage of contraindications. Due to thehigh presence of sugars for example, mango is not particularly suitable for diabetics, while, being rich in fibre, it is best not to overdo it with its certainly good and fresh flavour. In fact, if consumed in excessive quantities, the positive laxative actions of mango can cause diarrhea and colitis.
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