Too much of any good thing—even a perfectly ripened mango—can make for a bad thing. But, mangoes have overwhelming health benefits, for those who consume in moderation. Here is what happens to the body if someone eats mangoes consistently:
- They may reduce your risk of cancer,
While there have no conclusive studies associated tumor-shrinkage with mangoes in humans, a 2015 study found it reduced breast cancer growth among mice. Furthermore, a 2013 study found that the consumption of any high-carotenoid fruit or vegetable may lower your chances of colon cancer.
2. You may become more regular,
Mangoes contain amylase and fiber, both of which aid in GI regularity. Amylase works to break down starches inside the gut, while the fiber helps get things moving! But, consuming too many mangoes at once may case diarrhea or flare-ups for those with IBS.
3. The vitamins inside may boost your immune system,
Some of the compounds inside a mango work as antioxidants, helping to prevent cell damage. Healthline has identified at least seven compounds that help fight off free-radical damage, including:
- gallic acid
- benzoic acid.
Among then, mangiferin is sometimes identified as a “super antioxidant”.
4. You may have an allergic reaction,
People with latex allergies will sometimes have allergic reactions to the chemicals inside the mango. Dermatological reactions can happen if it touches an allergic person’s skin. While anaphylaxis is rare, it is not an impossible outcome of mango consumption. If you are unsure whether or not you can have mangoes, consult your GP or allergist.