As the sun starts to shine a little brighter and the days get longer, Indians indulge in the sweetness of mangoes, as it makes the scorching hot summers bearable and enjoyable. 

Since forever, we have seen our elders soak the mangoes in a container full of water, but have we ever wondered why? What is the reason for soaking the mangoes in water before eating?

Here are some benefits of soaking mangoes in water before eating:

1. Removes phytic acid

Experts advise soaking mangoes in water instead of keeping them in the refrigerator before eating, as it gets rid of the phytic acid present in the fruit. This acid acts as an anti-nutrient and hinders mineral absorption in the body. One should soak mangoes for 1-2 hours in water to remove significant amounts of phytic acid. 

2. Prevents health complications 

Soaking mangoes also helps with reducing health problems like acne, headaches, skin rashes, constipation, and other gut-related issues. 

3. Helps with digestion 

Ayurveda and modern science both advise soaking mangoes in water. According to Ayurveda, mangoes have cooling properties and can aid digestion and inflammation of the gut. Soaking in water helps enhance the properties of mangoes. 

4. Better hydration 

Mango is a hydrating summer fruit. Soaking it in water boosts its water content and provides much-needed hydration to the body. 

5. Clean peel

Soaking mangoes in water helps get rid of any dirt or impurities from the mango peel. It also makes it soft and easier to remove from the fruit. 

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