Summer is here in full swing and it's mango season again! Mangoees aren't dubbed the 'King of fruits' for nothing. Apart from the fact that it is one of the yummiest fruits to feast on in this hot season, it is also loaded with vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants, all of which are good for the skin. Mangoes are high in fibre but low in calories and sodium. It is also rich in vitamin A and has good amounts of vitamins B and C as well as Potassium, Calcium and Iron.
Take a look at 8 benefits that mangoes have, apart from being just an enjoyable fruit...
1. Fights acne
Beta carotenes in mangoes convert to vitamin A and has a dramatic effect on acne.
2. Fairer skin
Beta carotenes in mangoes have a strong anti aging effect. In addition,the vitamin C in mangoes helps lay down collagen. Mangoes are a great way to reduce dark spots, acne scars and pigmentation.
Mango pulp when applied on the skin along with glycerine or honey, helps in exfoliation of dead skin layers and hence helps achieve smooth supple glowing skin.
4. Skin PeelingWe are all aware of chemical peels and the benefits on the skin. Raw mango pulp is high in AHA ( alpha hydroxyl acid) and Vitamin C , both of which are excellent skin peeling agents. Vitamin A is the greatest vitamin friend to a good skin and its deficiency can cause dull skin, open pores as well as eruptions on the arms, elbows and knees ( keratosis pilaris).
5. Fights cancer
Due to its richness in anti oxidants, mangoes are known to prevent breast cancer, prostrate cancer, colon cancer and even blood cancer.
6. Fights obesity
Most people believe that mangoes are very fattening. However, the lesser known fact is that high content of fibre and also vitamin C, helps break down lipoproteins in body, increases metabolic rate and helps regularize bowel movements. Hence it also prevents the chances of diabetes and strokes.
7. Hair benefits
The seed of the mango when kept in oil ( any) for few days, helps fight hair loss and grey hair. When mixed with fenugreek and yogurt, it is an excellent home remedy for dandruff.
8. Happy hormone
Mangoes contain a lot of tryptophan which helps in the formation of the "happiness-hormone" - serotonin. It is thus called a happy fruit!
Do you have a favourite fruit that does more than just tease your tastebuds?
So Enjoy Mangoes!!!!!