In India and Southeast Asia, the mango is regarded as a male aphrodisiac. Men who eat it regularly have a higher libido and more staying power in the bedroom. Mangoes are used to treat erectile dysfunction.
One of the reasons mango is regarded as being so effective is the fact that it contains Vitamin E. Vitamin E is known to increase a man’s sperm count and keep hormone levels balanced. Mango also contains a lot of vitamins A and C. These vitamins contain many antioxidants that protect the body cells, including the sperm cells.
They also promote blood circulation. Increased circulation to the male genital area will stimulate higher sperm production rates.
A study published in Ecology Letters in July 2011 indicated that a combination of beta-carotene (Vitamin A) and Vitamin E are essential for defending against sperm damage. The testing was done on animals. It was found that males who had reasonable levels of Vitamins A and E and the associated antioxidants maintained a good sperm count, quality and motility. It seems that mango is an essential addition to the fruit diet in more ways than one!