Mango is one of the most popular fruits in the world. In India, where it is the national fruit, 14 million tons of fruit are produced per year, but in countries like Colombia it is possible to find it in different cities and at affordable prices.
Mango is one of the fruits with the greatest benefits in nature, it has even been listed as one of the superfoods, according to the expert event Nutrition 2021 Live Online. Daily consumption of this tropical fruit brings endless benefits to the bodyamong which the prevention of heart disease stands out.
Also, this fruit contains different vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A and vitamin Cmagnesium, potassium, polyphenols such as mangiferin, kaempferol, benzoic acid and fibre.
Likewise, according to nutritionist Marta Gámez, technical director of the NC Health group in Spain, mango has a minimal caloric load, which helps satisfy hunger and control weight.
The expert assures that 100 grams of mango provide only 59 kilocalories, a low percentage if we take into account that the light diet of a sedentary adult should have at least 2,000 kilocalories per day.
Also, according to the Portuguese Health, Nutrition and Wellness Portal your health, mango improves the digestive system because it is rich in soluble fiber and it is ideal for the digestive system, since it promotes the movement of materials through said apparatus and increases the volume of feces.
On the other hand, the specialized magazine UnCOMOpublished via the portal Mundodeportivolisted a series of benefits that mango consumption brings to the skin, which also apply if used topically through masks or creams:
1. Cleanser: helps prevent acne by applying the pulp to the skin, it can help clean pores and prevent blackheads and pimples. The above is due to the fact that mango contains antibacterial properties perfect for skin blemishes.
2. Prevents aging: Thanks to its antioxidants, it prevents and combats premature aging due to the action of free radicals, in addition to Helps reduce stains caused by environmental factors.
3. Regenerator: because its use promotes the development of collagen when rubbed on the skin, such as the face, abdominal area, among others, it prevents the appearance of stretch marks and scars. This is due to the high vitamin A content of mangoes.
4. Astringent: As indicated, helps prevent the appearance of acne, but also cleans the sebum accumulated in the pores to prevent blackheads or other uncomfortable skin conditions from covering up and coming out.
5. Moisturizing: It is rich in phytosterols, fatty acids and tocopherols which help improve skin texture and keep it smooth. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe conditions such as irritation and itching.
As we said, To take advantage of the aforementioned benefits, it is possible to use certain masks. To make one you will need: a mango with its skin and two tablespoons of plain yogurt.
1. Remove excess moisture from the mango skins by pressing them with a towel, leave them in an extended tray and cover them with a clean, dry cloth, leave them in the sun for a few days until they are dehydrated.
2. Another option is to put them in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for five to ten minutes.
3. When they are completely dry, pass them through a blender or a food processor and grind until you obtain a fine powder, mix with the plain yogurt and place them on the areas of the skin where there are wrinkles and imperfections .
4. So, leave on for 30 minutes and remove with cold waterthen use a moisturizer.