5 surprising ways in which mango seeds benefit your health!

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Looks like, you have been throwing away the best part of the mango fruit all these years!

Looks like, you have been throwing away the best part of the mango fruit all these years! Yes, we are talking about mango seeds, which according to science have way too many benefits to toss them in the bin.

Mangoes, perhaps, have the biggest seeds amongst fruits. Once these seeds are completely dry, they can be powdered and can be used in a variety of ways due to their numerous benefits.

Here are 5 surprising ways in which mango seeds benefit your health and you.

1. Diarrhoea

Dried mango seeds can be highly beneficial in treating diarrhoea. Dry the mango seeds and powder them. This powder can be stored in an airtight container and used for one month. When suffering from a bout of diarrhoea take one teaspoon of the powder with some honey twice every day with a glass of warm water.

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2. Can treat dandruff

Mango seeds can also be useful in getting rid of dandruff and give your hair that much-needed lustre and strength. You can also add one or two tablespoons of mustard oil to two tablespoons of powdered mango seeds and apply the paste on your hair once a week to control alopecia, hair loss, greying and dandruff.

3. For healthy teeth and gums

Mango seeds powder can also be beneficial in treating dental problems. You can easily use it as tooth powder and use it to brush your teeth every day.

4. For Weight loss

Research says that mango seeds powder can be effective in weight loss as well. Animal studies in the past have shown that African mango oil can lower abdominal fat and HDLs.

Research studies also say that mango seed extract helps in reducing cholesterol and improve blood work. Research has also shown that mango seed extract slows down the conversion of sugars into fat, helps reduce weight and improves metabolism. It is also a known antioxidant.

5. Can ease diabetes and its symptoms

A 1986 study that was testing mango seed supplementation and its benefits in diabetic patients observed that it successfully reduced blood glucose levels.  Another major study revealed that  it could also be useful in treating type II diabetes, decreasing bad cholesterol and increasing good HDL cholesterol.

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