The King of Fruits for Skin Health: Mangoes
The nutritional value of mangoes is in abundance, from vitamins to minerals to antioxidants. Unless you are allergic, it’s a harmless and natural approach to use mangoes to care for and maintain healthy skin. So, what’s so healthy about a mango? Vitamin C – this important vitamin reduces the damages induced by the sun’s UV rays, although it’s not a sunscreen, it protects against free radicals. Administering vitamin C topically (through the skin) has a better effect for this than taking it orally. It can likewise reduce inflammation caused by acne and lighten the skin. Vitamin A – also known as Retinol, diminishes fine lines by stimulating collagen production and lightening dark patches on the skin.
Vitamin B6 – a water-soluble vitamin that reduces sebum on the skin (oily skin).Copper – reduces fine lines and wrinkles, lightens the skin and fights against damage from free radicals. Potassium – keeps cells hydrated to moisturize the skin. Magnesium – helps to reduce oily skin, acne, and rosacea. Beta-carotene - boosts immunity and protects the skin against bacteria and toxins. Vitamin E – a fat-soluble vitamin that’s famous for hydrating the skin.Vitamin K – a fat-soluble vitamin that helps to reduce stretch marks and spider veins. Research shows that mango skin is loaded with polyphenols, carotenoids, dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, and various beneficial plant compounds!
Source: The US National Library of Medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25863626, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28612853
DISCLAIMER: None of these health benefits has been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.