How mangoes affect blood sugar and obesity
ISLAMABAD: Originally from South Asia, mangoes are now one of the most cultivated fruits in tropical regions. In recent years, the potential health benefits of mangoes have been widely investigated.
There are a number of varieties of mango, all of which belong to the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. Globally, India grows the most mangoes, producing more than 18 million tons per year.
Mangoes contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, A, E, K, and a range of B vita- mins. Other constituents include polyphenols, triterpene, and lupeol, which can benefit our health by providing antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties.
In this article, we will discuss some of the recent findings regarding mangoes and their effects on blood sugar, cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes.
Fast facts on mangoes Here are some key points about mangoes. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.
• Some evidence suggests that mango con- sumption can help regulate blood sugar
• Mangoes contain a range of vitamins, including B vitamins
• In South Asia, mangoes have been cultivated for thousands of years
• Mangoes are relatively high in carbohydrate Mangoes and cholesterol Mangoes are delicious, nutritious, and might lower cholesterol.
High cholesterol levels can be dangerous. If it builds up, cholesterol can block the arteries, potentially leading to heart disease, stroke, or heart attack.