Summer has already arrived and eating a juicy mango is a pleasure of calming down our bodily heat.
Mango has proved to be the king of fruits for offering numerous health benefits such as boosting immunity, balancing cholesterol levels, improving male fertility and much more.
Despite all these, you should keep a watch on its consumption as we are aware of its health benefits but an excessive quantity may impact the health in an altered way.
Keep reading to check the 9 side effects of eating mangoes:
1. Boosts blood glucose level
Diabetics tend to think that they can consume mangoes in large quantities because it contains natural sugars, hence satisfying their sweet tooth. Excess intake is good – the reason being carbohydrates fructose present in mangoes spikes the blood sugar level considerably, therefore it is advised for diabetics or non-diabetics to consume foods with a glycemic index (GI) lower than 55 which is easily digested. Mango has a GI of 51 so it’s not too worrisome for diabetics, although make sure to consume in proportion. Furthermore, the fibers present in mangoes keep the blood glucose level in optimal range by slowing down its absorption in the bloodstream.
2. Delay your weight loss plan
When you add mangoes to your diet without substituting other things, it may load the extra calories and hence hinder your weight loss plan. Mango is a source of vitamin C which stores extra calories and these additional calories increase your weight. Also, consumption time is very important because if you eat it before a workout, it benefits your health, but mango along with your lunch only loads the additional calories which impacts your health poorly. In a healthy way, you can indulge while having breakfast filled with fiber which makes your tummy fuller for longer. You can savor your taste buds by preparing low-calorie mango smoothies, mango yogurt, or mango shake too!
3. Upset tummy
Mango causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which is characterized by bloating, gas, abdominal pain and cramps, nausea, and vomiting. This happens as mangoes are loaded with fructose which has a poor absorption rate. When you gulp mangoes, it gets transported to the large intestine where it is metabolized in the colon which produces methane and hydrogen gas, which causes the gas. Excess mangoes also cause diarrhea and a decent quantity of fibers.
4. Stop eating artificially ripe mangoes
Nowadays, farmers have started using chemicals to mature the mangoes. The chemical calcium carbide has a carcinogenic effect on health. Sometimes you might feel numbness, peripheral neuropathy or other effects. So it’s better to avoid artificially ripened mangoes and opt for organic ones.
5. Sense of ‘mango mouth’
You must be wondering what is mango mouth. Well, this deliciously sweet fruit with its irresistible buttery texture has a weird ‘mango mouth’ effect.
This happens when people like to have raw mango with its peel. The strange mango mouth effect is due to a chemical called Urushiol. The chemical is found mostly in mango peels and the fruit directly underneath the peel. People experience potential symptoms such as itchiness, tingling, numbness in the gums, blisters around the mouth or sometimes skin rashes when coming in contact with the peel. Therefore if you notice either of the symptoms, you should be extra careful to prevent its recurrence.
6. Mango juice is healthy… maybe not!
When you squeeze the juice at home, it diminishes all its nutrients and goodness. Hence, less fibrous portions promote hunger and cause weight gain. In addition, if you add sugar to mango juice, it increases the calorie count. Mango juices are filled with enough calories yet low fibrous portions promote your cravings. Secondly, it also increases the risk of chronic illnesses like diabetes and cardiac health. It is recommended to have raw mangoes rather than sipping on mango juice or instead, you can make the juice without adding sugar.
Arthritic people should avoid eating mangoes or consume them with minimal quality to avoid further complications in the long run.
Overeating mangoes cause irritation in the esophagus, especially if eating raw mangoes along with cold water. Cold water causes coagulation sap which causes severe irritation.
9. Allergic reactions
You should be extra careful if you consume mangoes in excess quantity, especially for allergic people. You might experience anaphylactic shock which shows the symptoms of nausea and vomiting, and if not treated on time, you might get unconscious. You also might face problems such as watery eyes, sneezing, breathing problems, and abdominal pain. If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms, stop consuming for a few days to observe any changes.