Mangos are believed to have originated in the Himalayas of India, where fossils dating nearly 30 million years have been found. In the third century mango seeds were carried by traders from East Asia to the Middle East, Africa and South America.
Here in the US mangos have been grown for just over a hundred years. But Mango Juicethey’ve been used medicinally for millennia throughout the East. From the bark and tree to the leaves, seed and fruit, every part of the mango has been utilized throughout history and to this day for its healing properties. Interestingly, mangos are a member of same plant family as the pistachio and cashew!
Mango juice has traditionally been used to heighten male potency and reduce the effects of aging. Compounds within the mango have been found to improve skin and reduce the risk of prostate, colon and breast cancer.
Mangos range in color form yellow to red and are considered a ‘super food.’ They’re an exceptionally abundant source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids, amino acids, enzymes and fiber.
The vitamins contained in mangoes are A, B-3 and 6, C, E and K. These provide powerful antioxidants important for healthy vision, lowering appetite, fighting bacterial growth, inhibiting viruses and lowering the risk of cancer and stroke. They also diminish ‘bad cholesterol,’ produce hormones linked to reducing stress and increasing sexual performance, prevent skin and nerve damage and may also inhibit Alzheimer’s.
Mango Juice RecipesMangos are rich in the minerals iron, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. These are essential for a healthy immune system, the creation of cells which fend off aging, diminishing colds, healing wounds, metabolizing food, maintaining fertility in adults, and healthy growth in children, as well as supporting healthy skin, hair and eyes. Recent research indicates that selenium heightens male potency.
Mangos are rich in antioxidants. Ongoing research shows that these decrease the risk of skin cancers and fight aging by protecting the skin from harmful UV rays. Antioxidants also lower the risk of certain cancers, stroke, and heart disease, and provide significant benefits to those suffering from asthma, diabetes, herpes, polio, anxiety, depression and Parkinson’s disease.
The amino acids in mangos are quite powerful. Recent studies show that one particular amino acid in mango, ‘lupeol,’ kills the growth of cells leading to cancer of the prostate and pancreas. Other amino acids in mango improve memory and assist in lowering stress.
The natural fiber in mango aids in digestion, contributes to weight loss by creating a sense of ‘fullness’ and reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Mango Juice & Smoothie Recipes
2 Mangos – with the skin
3-4 leaves of any green (Kale, Wheatgrass, etc.)
Juice these ingredients, then blend with 1 Avocado
Coconut Mango Pineapplepple
1/4 Coconut meat & water
1/4 whole Pineapple – without the skin
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