Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits throughout the world. They taste so delicious and you can eat them in so many different ways. You can eat them right after getting rid of the skin and seed, you can add them to your salad, and you can even juice them or use them to make so many different types of dessert – they anyway taste amazing. However, you must eat them in moderation. You may ask why. Well, just go through this list of 7 things that happen if you eat mango every day, and you will get your answer.
1. You will consume too much sugar
A single piece of this delicious fruit contains nearly 45.9 gm sugar, and the main kind of sugar mangoes have is fructose. Fructose is digested by your liver alone and too much it can cause a strain on this important organ and lead to conditions like cancer, heart disease, or diabetes.
2. If the mangoes are artificially ripened, you may fall sick
In order to be able to sell more, people ripen mangoes artificially. In this process, a chemical known as calcium carbide is used, and this is rich in carcinogen. It can lead to symptoms including numbness, peripheral neuropathy, and tingling.
Also, mangoes that are forced to ripen using chemicals are not that juicy or delicious. You should ideally select organic mangoes as you know they are safer.
3. You may experience an allergic reaction, which may not be immediate
Mangoes contain urushiol, a type of oil that is even present in poison sumac, poison oak, and poison ivy. If you are allergic to this compound you may develop an allergic reaction like a skin rash around your mouth.
What is strange is that you may not react to it immediately but maybe within 2 days of having consumed mangoes.
4. Unripe mangoes can be bad for your digestive system
Usually, unripe mangoes are not consumed, but just looking at them you cannot say if they are fully ripened or no. If you eat them before they are ripened and ready then you may experience stomach pain.
Also, if you are intolerant to dietary fructose then no matter what type of mango you eat, you will experience stomach cramping, pain, and bloating.
5. Mango juice does not really offer benefits
Mangoes are rich in sugar but it also contains a little fibre that stops your blood sugar levels from going high. However, if you have it in juice form then the healthy fiber it contains is eliminated. Mango juice offers you no benefits as such.
In fact, the absence of dietary fibre may lead to weight gain, constipation, blood sugar fluctuations, and tiredness.
6. You may invite salmonella
If you eat mango on a regular basis you may attract salmonella. It is common to find salmonella present in mangoes because it easily gets into that water which is used to clean the fruit during the processing stage.
Though salmonella occurs during the processing stage, the chances of it being present in whole mangoes are as high as is in the cut ones.
7. They are nutritious
If you are not allergic to the compounds present in mangoes then this delicious fruit is pretty healthy, if you eat them in moderation of course. Mangoes are rich in vitamin C which is great for your immune system, keeps your blood vessels healthy, and helps build strong connective tissue.
Also, mangoes are rich in potassium, have almost no sodium, and thus are good to regulate blood pressure and maintain a proper balance of body fluids. They contain a good amount of vitamin A and folate as well and even antioxidants like mangiferin, norathyriol, and quercetin.
Mangoes do have a whole lot of health benefits to offer but if you eat them in limited amounts. Stay away from them if you are allergic, and do not eat too much, not every day at least. If you eat them wisely then you can not only enjoy the health benefits but also the amazing taste it offers.