Mangoes are considered the most widely consumed fruit in the world, and are a member of the drupe family alongside olives, coconuts, and dates. They have a sweet taste that makes them even more appealing than many candy and desserts, with the added benefit of containing over 20 vitamins and minerals.
Some of the possible health benefits of consuming mangoes include a decreased risk of macular degeneration, a decreased risk of colon cancer, improvement in digestion and bone health, and even benefits for the skin and hair.
The risks for developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients such as beta-carotene, found in mangoes.
Other benefits of mangoes:
-Good source of vitamin K
-One cup of mango provides about 3g of fiber, which makes them effective at preventing constipation and promoting regularity and a healthy digestive tract
-The fiber, potassium and vitamin content in mangoes all help to ward off heart disease
- 1 cup of mango per day provides your daily requirement of vitamin C, needed for the building and maintenance of collagen for skin and hair
-Rich in folate and vitamin B-6, calcium, copper, iron, and antioxidants