Fruits and Vegetable starting with M

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Mangetout

Mangetout

  • Mangetout are an excellent source of folic acid, an essential part of the diet especially for pregnant women as it lowers the risk of birth defects.
  • They are also a great source of Vitamin A, for smooth skin, lovely hair, strong teeth, good eyesight and a healthy respiratory system.
  • Mangetout also contain a lot of Vitamin C, great for low cholesterol, infection prevention and ant-aging. Vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron which is essential for the effective functioning of each cell in the body.
  • Mangetout seeds contain a great deal of potassium which is essential for regular heart rhythm, as well as proper functioning of muscles and nerve impulses.

 

Mango

Mango

  • Mangoes are native to south-eastern Asia, extending from India to the Philippines. Mangoes have been in the human diet for over 6,000 years. Unripe mango has a hard texture and contains starch which gradually changes in glucose, sucrose and maltose as the fruit begins to ripen.
  • In some countries mangoes are used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions. It is believed that immature mango, in which the seed has not fully formed, can be combined with salt and honey to treat diarrhea, dysentery, piles, morning sickness, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion and constipation. Treatments for heat stroke, bilious disorders and scurvy have also been recorded.
  • It’s wonderful when a fruit that tastes so delicious has so many wonderful nutrients in it. They are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper and Vitamin A.

 

Mangosteen

Mangosteen

  • Although the Mangosteen has been touted for its splendid flavor, it has also been suggested that use of the whole Mangosteen fruit can promote good health and wellness.
  • In fact, the whole mangosteen fruit—especially the xanthone-packed rind—has been utilized to treat a variety of health conditions. As early as 600 AD, scribes in Southeast Asia recorded the use of the mangosteen as a general remedy and healing agent.

 

Melon

  • Melons are full of nutrients including the antioxidants beta-carotene and Vitamin C.
  • Betacarotene is good for lowering risk of cancers like breast, lung and prostate cancer.
  • Vitamin C is great for protection against asthma, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, as well as macular degeneration (which can lead to blindness).

 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

  • Mushrooms are fat and cholesterol free.
  • They are high in fibre and riboflavin. Therefore, they boost the immune system and protect against cancer.
  • There are properties in mushrooms which assist in killing bacteria and have anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Mushrooms keep cancer at bay as well as ensure the effective functioning of the liver.
  • They are excellent for reducing liver and blood cholesterol, thereby lowering occurrence of heart disease or strokes.