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Magnificent Mango

 

 

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Mangoes are a seasonal fruit and are available during hot summer season. Mango is mostly cultivated in tropical regions.  There are many cultures around the world that use the fruit and leaves for ritual purposes and decorations.

This tasty fruit has lots of health benefits which many are not aware of. This article covers all the the amazing benefits of mangoes.

Health Benefits

 Improves Digestion

 Mangoes are very much beneficial for people suffering from acidity and its enzymes helps to relieve indigestion problems. The Bio-active elements such as Esters, Terpenes and Aldehydes present in mango aids to easy digestion.

 Lowers Cholesterol

 High level of soluble dietary fiber, Pectin and Vitamin C present in mangoes helps to lower serum cholesterol levels specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol.

 For Better Sex

 The Vitamin E which is abundantly present in mangoes helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive. In many varieties of mango there is about 2.3 to 3 mg of Vitamin E per mango.

Improves Concentration and Memory Power                                                                                                                                    imagesCANQ1YROmang mango gardening directions

 Mangoes are useful to children who lack concentration in studies as it contains Glutamine acid which is good to boost memory and keep cells active.

For Treating Acne

 Mango helps in clearing clogged pores that causes acne. Just slice the mango into very thin pieces and keep it on your face for 10 to 15 min and then take bath or wash your face. Use warm water for washing your face.

High Iron for Women

 It’s a known fact that Mango is rich in Iron. People who suffer from anemia can regularly take mango along with their dinner. Generally women after menopause become weak and they should take mangoes and other fruits rich in iron. Pregnant ladies can also take mangoes occasionally as their body needs iron and calcium during that time. Too much consumption of mangoes should be avoided during pregnancy. If you have generally taken lots of mangoes right from your childhood then you can consume mangoes when you are pregnant as it wont affect your body.

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For Diabetes

 Mango is slowly gaining new acclaim as diabetes fighter. Earlier there was a myth that people with diabetes should not eat mangoes but that’s not true. Not only the fruit the leaves also fight against diabetes. Before going to bed put some 10 or 15 mango leaves in warm water and close it with lid. Next day morning filter the water and drink it in empty stomach. Do this regularly.

Prevents Cancer and Heart diseases

High amount of antioxidants are present in mangoes. So mango when consumed regularly fights against cancer and other heart diseases. As mentioned earlier it also lowers cholesterol.

Smoothie Recipe

The tart and sweet taste of mango works well in smoothie recipes. As always, how much seasoning to add comes down to individual taste - feel free to vary the amount of honey and/or lime juice as desired. Also, orange juice generally has a sweeter taste than mango juice, so if you're just using orange juice you may want to adjust accordingly.

 Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:                                                                                                                                                                                          imagesCADM2KIA mango gardening directions

1 medium banana, peeled and sliced

1 1/2 cups diced mango fruit (you'll need 2 mangoes and may have some fruit leftover)

3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt

1/4 cup mango juice

1/4 cup orange juice (can leave out the mango juice and use 1/2 cup orange juice instead)

1 tablespoon honey, or to taste

2 - 3 teaspoons lime juice

2 - 3 ice cubes, optional

Preparation:

Place the sliced banana and the diced mango on a baking sheet and freeze for about 15 minutes this helps make the smoothie thicker.  Add the banana, mango and yogurt and process. Add the fruit juice and process again. Add the honey, lime juice and ice cubes If you like, add the honey and lime juice 1 teaspoon at a time, blend and then add more as desired.
Pour into drinking glasses and serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.  Garnish with leftover mango fruit.

 Preparation and serving method

 To enjoy, wash mangoes in cold running water to remove dust and any pesticide residues. Mop dry outer surface using soft cloth. Mango fruit should be eaten all alone without any additions to experience its rich flavor.

 Cut the fruit lengthwise into three pieces in such a way that the middle portion consists of husky seed. Slice underneath the skin to separate the skin from the pulp. Then, chop the pulp into small cubes.

 Also, using a sharp knife, cut through the flesh down either side of the central seed. This way you get two big haves of a mango fruit. Then, take one half and score the flesh in a horizontal and vertical pattern taking care not to cut deep through skin.

 Invert the whole half to push out the cubes as shown in the photo:

 

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