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Mango, the king of fruits, is the favorite fruit of many people. Its consumption has many health benefits. But have you ever consumed or used mango kernels? Yes, mango kernels are also used by many people. Like mango, mango kernels can be beneficial for health. You can use mango kernels to treat many skin and health problems. In this article, we will share the advantages and disadvantages of mango kernels.

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  1. Nutrients present in mango kernels
  2. Health benefits of mango kernels
  3. Other benefits of mango kernels
  4. How to use mango kernels
  5. Side effects of mango kernels
  6. Summary
Doctors for Mango kernel benefits and side effects

The nutrients present in 100 grams of mango kernels are as follows: 

The following are some of the health benefits of having mango kernels:

Rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants are abundantly present in mango kernels. These antioxidants can help us fight problems related to oxidative stress. If you are struggling with stress, then you can use a powder or oil prepared from mango kernels to manage it.

Protect against breast cancer

Breast cancer can be prevented by using mango kernels. According to a study conducted in 2014, the use of mango kernel extract can destroy breast cancer cells. Antioxidants are present in the extract of mango kernels, which prevents the growth of cancer cells. But keep in mind that this research was done in only one laboratory and more is still needed to be conducted on the subject.

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Beneficial for diabetics

Mango kernels can be beneficial in reducing the blood sugar levels in the body and, therefore, controlling diabetes. It helps you replace enzymes in the intestine and liver that help absorb glucose. When there is a decrease in the absorption of glucose, your blood sugar level can get out of control. Not only this, mango seeds can help you reduce body fat, weight and waist circumference.

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Effective in diarrhea

Mango kernel powder can be beneficial for you in dealing with diarrhea. If you are suffering from a problem like diarrhea, then consume it 2 to 3 times a day. Mango kernels powder is prepared by drying its seeds in sunlight. Consume 1 to 2 grams of mango kernels with honey in a day. This can prove to be very effective for you.

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Aids in weight loss

Dietary fiber is present in mango seeds, which is helpful in weight loss. If you consume mango kernel powder or extract on a regular basis, then it can gradually help you reduce your weight.

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Reduces skin problems

Acne on the skin can be reduced by using oil prepared from mango seeds. According to studies, mango kernel oil has anti-pimple properties, which can prove to be effective in removing acne and blemishes from your skin.

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  • Decreases dandruff
  • Strengthens hair 
  • Reduces the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL)
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Treats anemia

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You can use mango kernels in many ways, such as:

  • Many people use mango kernels by drying and preparing them in the form of powder. Diabetic patients especially use mango kernel powder.
  • Some people also use mango kernel extract. You can easily get the extract in the market.
  • You can use oil prepared from mango seeds to get rid of hair and skin problems.
  • If you want, you can eat its seeds by boiling or roasting them.

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Before consuming mango seeds, consult an expert. Mango plants contain a compound called urushiol. This compound is prepared from ivy and oak, due to which your skin may get rashes. Therefore, before eating mango or mango seeds, make sure to clean them properly.

Some people are sensitive to ivy and because of this, they may be allergic to mango seeds. However, the use of mango seeds can be beneficial for you and no serious side effects have been seen so far. But do consult an expert before using.

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While consuming mango seeds can be beneficial for you, some people may also complain of allergies due to this. Therefore, please consult a doctor before using it, especially if you are dealing with a serious health problem. At the same time, before applying mango seed oil, do a patch test so that any kind of allergy can be avoided.

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