What mangoes can doAid digestionThe acids in green mangoes increase the secretion of bile and act as an intestinal antiseptic. Have it with honey and black pepper daily. Aamchur (sun-dried raw mango powder) is great to aid the digestive system. Add it to your recipes as a souring agent.Fight diseaseBoth varieties of the fruit are antioxidant rich and have been shown to help prevent cancer and heart disease. In addition, each bite delivers a dose of potassium, which is very good for maintaining blood pressure, and flavonoids, the compounds that boost our immune system.Help you bulk upMangoes are sweet and calorific without being cloying. Mango with milk delivers a combination of easily digestible carbohydrates and protein for those looking to gain weight.Curb diabetesLook to the leaf, not the fruit. The soft young leaves of the mango tree prevent and control early symptoms of diabetes. Dry and powder the leaves. Take half a teaspoon of this powder, twice a day.
From HT Brunch, July 21
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