Some nutritionists in Lagos say moderate consumption of mango has nutritional value to combat cancer, heart diseases and eye problems.

The experts said this in interviews with the Press on Friday. Mango is a seasonal fruit rich in vitamins and minerals essential for human body.

Dr Funke Akinlabi, a nutritionist at the Optimal Healthcare, Ikeja, said that many people were unaware of the health benefits of mango.

“The nutritional value of mango makes it good for weight moderation, eye disorders, hair loss, diabetes, bacterial infections, piles, indigestion, constipation, morning sickness, diarrhoea, dysentery, liver disorders and menstrual disorders.

“Mango, high in calories and carbohydrates, is good for those who are trying to gain weight.

“The chemical compound found in mango has been found to have powerful antioxidant and anticancer properties.

“It is high in iron. Mango is also said to be very good for pregnant women and people suffering from anaemia. “Mango is believed to be effective in relieving pores of the skin.”

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