This is good news for mango lovers. Studies have shown that this delicious fruit can help protect against diabetes and heart disease.
Heart Health Due to Vitamin-B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin C and Vitamin-E
An article published in Nutrition and You reported that mangoes are an excellent source of vitamin-C, vitamin-Eand vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine). Consumption of foods that are rich in vitamin-C can help yourbody develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is required for GABA hormone production within the brain. Also, it controls the homocysteine levels within the blood, which may otherwise be harmful to the blood vessels, therefore resulting in coronary artery disease (CAD), and stroke.
Healing the Heart with Mango Polyphenols and Mangiferin
According to Natural News, research has shown that mangiferin can help in improving heart health. This nutrient from the mango tree can help in lowering lipid and blood sugar levels. Mangiferin known to be a mild diuretic.
Evidence showed that mangiferin also acts in preventing tumor growths in some cancers. The OREC rating for the mango fruit is 4500 umole TE/g, which denotes the amount of antioxidants per gram.
Daily consumption of mangoes can help in providing protection against heart disease and diabetes, as found by American researchers.
The researchers found that in consuming mango, people can control their blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol. To believe in the objectivity of the research conducted, the results were hindered by the fact that its main sponsor was the suppliers of mangoes in the United States.
Researchers also found that mangoes contain benefits for the skin, brain and intestine. The study was conducted by scientists from the Institute of technology of Illinois at Chicago, who studied from 7 research papers relating to mango and diabetes of the second type, which were conducted in the last 2 decades.
The meta-analysis reported that consumption of mangoes, can help in controlling the sugar level in the blood, both in animals and humans. Clinical studies involving rodents have also shown similar benefits of consuming mangoes in controlling blood glucose.
Type II diabetes can lead to amputations and blindness, and this happnes when your body does not produce enough insulin, therefore causing the sugar remaining in the blood.
The same experiments have shown the ability of mango in reducing triglycerides and cholesterol levels. Elevated levels of these substances can lead to heart disease.
Also, the researchers emphasized that mangoes contain lots of essential bioactive components and nutrients, which play an important role in key metabolic bodily functions.