It is worth noting that eating a raw or ripe mango in pregnancy is safe, contrary to old wives’ tales. The mango fruit is one of the most delicious fruits. Mangoes are grown in many parts of the world and are readily available in this country most months of the year. They are rich in vitamin C and A, although raw mangoes contain more vitamin C than ripe ones. Mangoes also contain vitamins E, B and K.
Mangoes are good for pregnant women because they have high iron content as well as calcium and magnesium, which help to relax muscles, relieve stress and prevent spontaneous abortion. They contain tryptophan, which is also known as the happy hormone and helps relieve stress and anxiety. It also strengthens and invigorates the nerve tissues in muscles, heart, brain and other parts of the body.
Ripe mangoes act as a diuretic and laxative and are invigorating, all functions that help in relieving clogged pores of the skin, toning up the heart muscle, improving complexion and stimulating appetite. Ripe mangos hold the highest levels of beta-carotene, while green mangos are higher in vitamin C. The nutritional value of mangoes makes it good for weight gain, eye disorders, hair loss, diabetes, bacterial infections, sinusitis, indigestion, constipation, morning sickness, diarrhoea, dysentery, scurvy, spleen enlargement, liver disorders, menstrual disorders, leucorrhoea and vaginitis.
Drinking mango juice helps to improve one’s memory and concentration, as well as prevent mental weakness. Due to the presence of vitamin E in mangoes, having one-mango a day helps in better functioning of hormonal system thus improving your sex life.
Published on February 2013