Mangos taste so good that you forget how healthy they are. Here are healthy reasons why you should stock up on this king of fruits.
Nutrition by the numbers
1 cup contains the following percentages applied to daily value
75 percent vitamin C- antioxidant and immune booster
24 percent vitamin A- antioxidant and vision
12 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins- hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention
10 percent healthy probiotic fiber
8 percent copper- a co-factor for various vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells
8 percent potassium- balances out your high sodium intake
5 percent magnesium
Mango prevents cancer
Researches have shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancers and leukemia. These compounds are isoquercitrin, quercetin, fisetin, astragalin, methylgallat and gallic acid as well as the abundant enzymes.