Fruits are generally known to be healthy for the body; however, it is also important to know the nutritional value of each fruit as it enables us to make proper diet choices. The season of mango in Nigeria is between April to October. During this period, people tend to consume it more.
There are different species of mangoes; however, this article will show you some medical reasons why you should eat mangoes regularly when it’s in season as sourced from Healthline.
1. It is low in calories.
2. It is high in healthy plant nutrients.
Plant compounds are known to stimulate the immune system because of their antioxidant nature. Mango is loaded with many plant compounds such as polyphenols, mangiferin, catechins and others. Eating it regularly will no doubt improve your health.
3. It has immune-boosting properties.
Eating mangoes can actually boost your immune system as it contains many immune boosting nutrients, some of which includes vitamin A, vitamin C folate, copper, etc.
4. Supports heart health.
Any food that is good for the heart should also be considered healthy for the whole body. Mango is notable for its high magnesium and potassium content, which functions to maintain a healthy blood flow to the heart.
5. It may improve digestive health.
Information obtained from Healthline shows that mangoes may be good for digestive health as they contain digestive enzymes known as amylases, which helps to break down complex carbs such as glucose and maltose into sugars.
6. It may improve eye health.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are two eye-friendly nutrients which are contained in mango. These nutrients are located inside the retina, where they act as natural sunblock by absorbing excess light. Consuming mangoes when they’re in season will help you to gain all the nutrients as they’re seasonal.