Having lots of mangoes in your diet can combat cancer and obesity related diseases, according to new research by Oklahoma State University.
Mango has been found to reduce the adverse effects of unhealthy diets and destroy fat cells.
A study has also shown that mango can boost bowel movements and ease inflammation after constipation.
Doctoral student Babajide Ojo, of Oklahoma State University, who found mice put on less weight when freeze dried mango pulp was added to a high fat diet. said:
“These findings demonstrated mango supplementation in high fat feeding modulated some of the adverse effects that accompanies high fat diet-induced obesity.”
By 2025 (less than 10 years from now) 1 in 5 people worldwide will be obese, according to a report by the UN World Food Programme and in the UK it is expected be 2 in 5!
If you include people who are overweight the statistics are even worse.
Today, nearly 2 billion adults worldwide are overweight and here in the UK, 7 in 10 men and 6 in 10 women are overweight or obese.
Lab tests by molecular biologist Chuo Fang, of Texas A&M University, also found mango boosted metabolism of fats. She says:
“These results suggest a diet abundant in mango might be helpful in the prevention of obesity and obesity related diseases.”
In another study by Texas A&M University a polyphenol in mango called pyrogallol suppressed the growth of breast cancer in mice.
Previous research has linked mango’s antioxidant compounds to reducing the risk of breast, bowel and prostate cancers, as well as leukaemia.
Research also suggests mango can lower cholesterol, clear the skin, improve eye health and improve digestion
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