Thursday, 26 February 2015

Health And Beauty Benefits of Mango Juice

Mango, full of nutrients, flavor, sweetness; is considered as King of Fruits. Mango is a summer delicacy which is consumed worldwide. They are juicy, sweet and act as a natural coolant which is very effective in beating the summer heat. Many varieties of mango are available in the market which have different taste and flavors.  They are usually consumed raw and are savored in fresh salads and juices.  Mango shakes, pickles, sauces, ice-creams and smoothies are prepared from mangoes which provide different blend of flavor to them. Let us find out the nutritional and health benefits of mango.

19. Health and Beauty Benefits of Mango Juice

1. Fights Cancer

Research shows that mango contains antioxidant compounds, which help protect against leukemia and cancers of the breast, colon, and prostate. These include quercetin, astragalin, isoquercitrin, fisetin, methyl gallate, gallic acid, and other enzymes.

2. Improves Eye Sight

It contains high dosage of Vitamin A or Retinol which helps protect eye sight.

3. Mango Good for Diabetes

Mangoes are helpful in regulating blood sugar level. Mangiferin is an antioxidant found in mangoes which reduces the absorption of glucose in the body and restricts enzymes which enhances carbohydrate digestion. Polyphenols in it have been found to reduce sugar level in body. Mango has low glycemic index and thus can be consumed without disrupting the sugar level but still avoid too much consumption of mango that can be hazardous to diabetic patients.

4. Mango is Good for Heart Diseases

Mangoes contain Beta-carotene, Vitamin E, Potassium and Selenium. All these are effective in making your heart healthy; especially the beta-carotene, which is useful for the cardiac patients. Potassium makes your heart, nerves and muscles to work properly. Mangoes also develop the immune system because vitamin C stimulates White Blood Corpuscles s to work more efficiently thereby destroy the bacteria and

5. Improves Blood Circulation

Some of the nutrients which are helpful in improving blood circulation such as potassium and minerals are found in mango juice. It is great in strengthening our skin cells and regulating their blood level.

6. Potassium

Mango juice contains potassium, a mineral that helps your heart, nerves and muscles function properly. Potassium also regulates blood pressure and the balance of fluids in your body. One cup of mango fruit supplies about 325 milligrams of potassium. A serving of mango juice, without added water or sugar, contains about 300 milligrams of potassium.

7. Anemia & Helps in Pregnancy

Mangoes are rich in iron, which makes them beneficial for people suffering from anemia. A regular, moderated intake of mangoes can help eliminate anemia by increasing the red blood cell count in the body.

Mangoes are also very beneficial for pregnant woman, since the iron requirements during pregnant is extremely essential. Doctors often prescribe iron tablets during pregnancy, but instead of supplementation, you can enjoy a healthy iron-rich diet with juicy mangoes. The taste buds during pregnancy usually lose some of their sensitivity, so mangoes will surely prove to be the delight of your day, for more than just its health benefits.

8. Maintaining the Alkaline Balance of the Body

This is an amazing fruit which helps to maintain the alkaline balance of the human body because it contains elements like malic acid, tartaric acid and also a very good amount of citric acid.

9. Mangoes aid digestion

Mango is full of digestive enzymes like magneferin, katechol oxidase and lactase and helps to overcome the problems   related with digestion.  It has enough fibre that eases acidity and constipation. It acts like a cleanser for stomach and intestines.  It also strengthens the liver.

10. Vitamin E

Mangoes are rich in Vitamin E, which helps increase and improve the sex drive in humans. Mango fruit benefits also include reducing cholesterol and preventing diabetes. I know you would be surprised reading this, but it is true. Mangoes contain natural sugar, and each has nearly 31gms of sugar, but at the same time it is low on glycemic load, this means that it the blood sugar is not affected.

11. Mango-Milk Face Mask (for exfoliating normal skin)

You would need peeled ripe mango (1/4), two spoons of whole milk, powdered almonds and crushed oats. The components have to be mixed thoroughly in a blender. Apply it on your face as well as on your neck. Wait for twenty minutes and rinse in lukewarm water.

12. Mangoes for Glowing Skin

Mangoes are great for your skin as they have the ability to reduce dark spots, blemishes and acne, thus imparting a natural glow to your skin. Vitamin A and Beta carotene in this fruit restore, rejuvenate and revive your skin with vigor as well as add shine to your skin.

13. Mango Improves Brain Health and Memory
Vitamin-B6 is found in abundance in mango which helps in improving brain function. It helps in maintaining an efficient nervous system. It is a mood vitamin and enhances mood and controls stress. It is known as the energy builder and helps in building the communication between nerve cells. Glutamine acid is present in mango which improves concentration power and memory.  Pyridoxine helps in the production of GABA hormone in the brain which is a neurotransmitter and helps in the
development of brain. Muscle tone is regulated in its presence.

14. Benefits Skin

Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A, a nutrient that helps prevent dull skin and acne. The fruit can also be used externally on the skin to eliminate pimples and clear up clogged pores.

15. Mango for Hair

It is the highest source of the vitamins and minerals which provide better nourishment to the hair and accelerate the hair growth. The mixture of mango pulp, yoghurt and egg yolk acts as a good hair conditioner and makes the hair soft and silky if applied to hair for 30 mins. Its vitamins A content helps in controlling dandruff and provides shine to the hair. Its vitamin E content moisturizes the hair as well as improves blood circulation to the scalp and promotes hair growth. Massaging the scalp with mango seed oil helps in preventing from the premature hair graying, hair loss, dandruff, hair fall and etc.

16. Anti-ageing Benefits

The antioxidants present in this fruit delay the onset of skin ageing and pigmentation. They also protect your skin against the harmful free radicals which can cause skin cancer. Vitamin C helps in curing pimples and acne. When applied directly, it smoothens out your skin and acts as a natural moisturizer.

17. Treatment of Dark Spots

Mango skin is also beneficial in reducing dark spots. For this purpose, you can make a powder from the sun dried mango skin and mix it with a teaspoon of yoghurt. Using this as face pack will reduce dark spots, blemishes and add a golden glow to your complexion.

18. Iron

Mango supply a notable amount of iron. Iron produces healthy red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout your body. Adding mangoes to your diet can increase your intake of the essential nutrient, if you suffer from an iron deficiency. An 8-ounce glass of mango juice supplies about two percent of your daily iron needs.

19. Mango for Teeth and Gums
It contains vitamin C which is very necessary to maintain the health of teeth and gums. Vitamin C helps in absorbing more iron and inhibiting the nitrosamine production (a cancer causing agent). It also contains high level of calcium and phosphorus which keeps the teeth healthy and strong.