Say Goodbye to Chronic Inflammation by Eating Mangoes
What is your favorite fruit? Answers to this question may vary according to availability of fruits by season and location. But for Filipinos, mangoes reign supreme! For them, it is a superfood!
The “superfood” description of the tropical fruit is not only popular among Filipinos, it is now trending around the world. New studies are now recognizing its many health benefits.
According to a study conducted by researchers from Texas A&M University, mangoes are not only delicious but super nutritious and refreshing as well. The fruit’s anti-inflammatory benefits can improve metabolism and prevent metabolic diseases. So, it is good for you and for everyone!
What makes it a superfood? Mangoes have a high concentration of chemicals called polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory properties.
The Study and Results
One recent study by researchers at Texas A&M University tested the potential benefits of those polyphenols by giving both lean and obese respondents 400 grams of fresh-frozen mango pulp every day for 42 days.
The results are quite amazing!
The study found that that lean subjects saw a decrease in blood pressure. For the obese individuals, the researchers observed improved levels of hemoglobin A1c, which is associated with a lower risk for diabetes.
In addition, the researchers found a positive change in the gut microbiota of the obese respondents. This is a good outcome, as it can lead to improved absorption of nutrients and boost metabolism.
Polyphenols are not only found in mangoes but also other healthy fruits, such as berries, pomegranates, and citrus fruits.
The Result Says It All
The newly-discovered facts about mangoes make it a superfood indeed.
Leonardo Ortega, Director of Research at the National Mango Board, said in a statement, “This emerging research shows promising outcomes on mangoes’ potential to reduce the risk of metabolic disorders and chronic inflammation.”
Chronic inflammation is considered the culprit for causing cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and allergies. To avoid these maladies, it is time now to grab some mangoes and enjoy their superb goodness!