Perhaps most interestingly, mango has been found to increase virility in men and libido activity for both sexes.
The vitamin E in mangoes is partially responsible for this, regulating hormones and improving blood flow, sperm production, and sex drive (6).
Maybe more important in this context is the amino acid arginine, found to successfully treat erectile dysfunction (7).
Since mangoes are particularly juicy, they can help you stay hydrated on a hot day. For a refreshing drink, chop up a mango, toss it in a blender with a bit of water, and add ice if necessary. It’s perfect for preventing heat stroke.
9. Strengthens The Immune System
The tropical fruit contains immune-boosting nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, and multiple carotenoids (8). Eating more mangoes can be beneficial in preventing the cold and flu as well as other common diseases (9).
10. Lowers Cholesterol
Mango contains plenty of soluble fiber, which absorbs cholesterol-rich bile produced by the liver. This lowers available cholesterol levels (10).
It also contains vitamin C, which helps protect arteries against damage (11).
11. Aids Concentration and Memory
Mango contains an incredible compound called glutamine acid, a brain-healthy protein (12).
One study found that “It clearly plays an important role in neuronal differentiation, migration, and survival in the developing brain… Glutamate also plays a critical role in synaptic maintenance and plasticity,” meaning that it’s a perfect fruit for boosting memory and concentration (13).
Even mango can be made into flour—with amazing effects.
Containing amino acids the human body needs in addition to protein, antibacterials, fats, and antioxidants, one study went so far as to state, “Mango (Mangifera indica Linn.) is one of the most important tropical fruits in the world.” (14).
Mango kernel flour is used in baking in India—when mango peel powder is added, antioxidant properties and a delicate mango flavor are added to baked goods (15).