Health Benefits of Raw Mangoes

With summers banging on our doors, most of us would go crazy at the sight of ripe mangoes. But when you read about raw mangoes (kuccha aam), you will be surprised at the health value they carry.

Raw mango is not only a favourite amongst school kids and adults, it is packed with proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and yes, water.

Such is the demand of unripe (meaning raw) mangoes that they are mainly used for preparing pickles and fresh raw mango juice, chutneys, sauces, jams, and dried powder.

Keeping aside the taste, let us find out how this sour fruit looks after our health too.

  • Fights Acidity

Acidity is a common problem most of us face, given our eating habits. Get away with the trauma of acidity by chewing raw mango. It will get you back to good digestion without turning over to medication.

  • Prevents Water Loss

Summers lead to water loss from our body. Eat raw mangoes with a pinch of salt on it, to reduce body thirst and eventual water loss.

  • Cures Stomach problems

Summer heat makes human body crave for water. But it also causes stomach upset. Raw mango fights chronic stomach-related problems such as diarrhoea, indigestion, dysentery. It also helps in easy digestion of foods and fruits, cleanses our intestines and relieves many of constipation.

 

  • Reduces Weight

Raw mango is a hero when it comes to cutting down calories since it has very less sugar as compared to a ripe mango. 

  • Prevents Scurvy and Bleeding Gums

Eating raw mango helps complete the Vitamin C quota needed by your body and reduces the likelihood of your getting scurvy, anemia or bleeding gums.

  • Promotes Dental Hygiene

Eating raw green mangoes is good for the gums. Not only does it prevent gum bleeding, it also stops bad breath and fights tooth decay.

  • Helps fight morning sickness

For pregnant women especially, eating raw mangoes is a good way to shoo away morning sickness. Just sprinkle some salt on a raw mango and see it eliminate nausea.

  • Enhances Vision

Raw mangoes are packed with Vitamin A and flavonoids such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene. All these put together help in improving and keeping good vision.

  • Liver’s Best Friend

Raw mango is one of the natural ways to treat liver ailments. When you chew on green mango, it increases the secretion of bile acids and juice. Thereby, ups liver health and cleanses the intestines of bacterial infections.

  • Goodbye to Sun stroke

Prickly heat is our worst enemy in summers. Constant itching and scratching causes rashes on skin. Eating raw mango is the best thing to fight prickly heat as it has a whole lot of properties that prevent sun stroke from happening.

  • Decreases Sweating

Sweating and perspiration in summers is never ending. You can bring it down by drinking raw mango juice. It prevents the loss of sodium chloride and iron that happens in summers due to excessive sweating.

  • Boon for Diabetics

Whoever said that sugar is a no-no for diabetics? Reach out for the raw mango. It is a healthy fruit which you can take with yogurt or rice in order to cut down on the body’s sugar levels.

  • Immunity booster

Stay in the pink of health by eating raw mangoes. They make the body immune to infections and attacks, keeping you look younger and healthier.

Next time you plan to eat mango, choose raw mango for a fruitful and healthy experience.

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