Mango is known as the ‘king of the fruits’. Aside from its delicious taste, mangoes offer various health benefits.
The raw mango is known for its nutritional value. Green mangoes are good source of Vitamin C, which is comparatively more than ripe mangoes. Also, green mango is a rich source of pectin which gradually reduces after the formation of the stone.
Unripe mango is sour in taste due to the presence of citric, oxalic, succinic acids and malice. Below are the health benefits of green mango.
Health Benefits of Green Mangoes:
1. Lowers Cholesterol
Regular consumption of mangoes can keep your cholesterol levels in check. The high vitamin C, fiber and pectin present in mangoes helps in lowering your cholesterol levels, especially the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and the triglycerides in the blood. Also mangoes, help increase your ‘good’ HDL cholesterol.
Also, mangoes are a rich source of potassium, which helps in increasing blood flow in the nervous system, and in turn controls blood pressure and heart rate. These also reduce your risk of strokes and heart attacks.
2. Improve Digestion
If you often find yourself bloated, maybe it is due to a digestive issue. Green mango contain fiber and compounds that can help stimulate the production of digestive juices. To improve your digestion you can snack on the mangoes throughout the day.
3. Prevents Heat Stroke
To reduce your risk of suffering from heat stroke, it is essential to maintain the fluid level in your body. Mangoes are a rich source of potassium, whic helps maintain the sodium level, and in turn regulates your body’s fluid level, thus protecting you from heat stroke.
During Summer, you can consume green mangoes or ripe mangoes everyday to help cool down and rehydrate your body easily.
You can make a healthy drink using mangoes to prevent heat stroke. Just boil 2 raw mangoes in 2 cups of water until they become soft. Once cooled, squeeze out the pulp of the boiled mangoes and mix it with a glass of cool water. Add sugar and rock salt to taste. Drink it at least 1-2 times daily.
4. Prevents Scurvy
Scurvy is caused by the deficiency of vitamin C. However, it can be prevented by consuming a lot of raw mango in the summer season.
5. Treatment of Gastro-Intestinal Disorder
Unripe mangoes are a high source of pectin, which if mixed with salt and honey, is highly beneficial in treating gastro-intestinal disorders. Also, it is considered as very effective medicine for piles, diarrhea, chronic dyspepsia, morning sickness, constipation and indigestion.
6. Treatment for Liver Disorders
Raw mangoes help in the treatment of liver disorders because they clean the intestines of bacterial infections and increase the secretion of bile acids.
Also, they contain more vitamin C and antioxidants than ripe mangoes. These antioxidant properties help protect your body against cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
7. Weight Loss
Raw mango is one of the best fruits you can eat when you want to lose those calories. It is much better compared to the ripe mango which contains a whole lot of sugar, which adds to the pounds.