Mangos are also known as the king of fruits and with a good reason. This tropical fruit is not only super-delicious and succulent but has numerous health benefits. It is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, and the best thing that it is available all year long. It is originated from India, they cultivated it more than 4,000 years ago. By now it became the national fruit of India and Pakistan, and the national tree of Bangladesh. Let’s see what Mango knows to own such prestigious titles.
1. Prevents Cancer
Cancer is getting a widespread disease, it is often mentioned as being an epidemic of our times. It is always good to know what tools we have in our hands to fight against cancer, and mango seems to be an excellent choice. It contains a high amount of a special dietary fiber called pectin. Pectin was first observed as an effective help to lower the blood’s cholesterol levels.
According to recent studies, pectin is also able to prevent the development of cancer cells. The scientifical explanation is that a compound in pectin can link to galectin3, a protein found in the cancer cells. Scientists observed that it can contribute to lower the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer and cancer of the gastrointestinal tract.