The consumption of fruits is very important of the overall health as most of them are packed with valuable nutrients.
In this article we shall concentrate on the consumption of mangoes known for their amazing taste as a result of which they are widely consumed all around the world.
This fruit is very beneficial for the body due to its alkalizing properties and plenty of health benefits.
According to FASEB – The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the intake of mangoes on daily basis will regulate blood sugar levels although they contain natural sugar.
Dr. Edralin Lucas, Ph.D., along with its colleagues conducted a study on the benefits of mangoes when high blood sugar is concerned. This study involved the use of animal subjects. These animals suffered from obesity and some of them received a daily dose of 10 grams of freeze-dried mango for three months. After this period of time, these animals underwent blood sugar tests and the results were amazing, their blood sugar levels were drastically decreased as a result of the consumption of mangoes.
Here it is what Dr. Edralin Lucas states:
“Although the mechanism by which mango exerts its effects warrants further investigation, we do know that mangoes contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds.”
These findings were confirmed by another performed study at the Oklahoma State University. In this study the researchers found out that the intake of mangoes can lower insulin resistance and improve glucose tolerance.
On the other hand, an Australian study revealed that the consumption of this fruit relieves inflammation as a result of high cholesterol levels, and hampers the formation of ailments related to metabolic syndrome.
Regarding these positive properties of mango a renowned doctor from University of Queensland commented:
“We don’t know yet how the whole thing’s going to play out but we know some of the individual components (of mango) activate these receptors and even inhibit them. That could end up with positive nutritional health benefits for diabetes and high cholesterol.”