Increasing your daily intake of fruits is one of the simplest ways to decrease the risk of heart disease. Mangoes, like many fruits, are nutrient-dense and provide us with a number of cardio-protective compounds including fiber, copper, potassium, and polyphenols.
Mangoes contain pectin, a type of soluble fiber, that may lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol, helping to protect us from a heart attack.
The fruit also contains polyphenol compounds such as catechin, quercetin, and mangiferin. These wonderful components have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Several studies suggest that these compounds have beneficial effects on our health due to their free-radical-fighting, antioxidant potential, which can help protect against heart failure.
Because of their low sodium and high potassium content, mangoes could help keep our blood pressure in check. High blood pressure is a treatable risk factor for heart disease.