Health & Wellness

Mangoes & the Fight Against Cancer

mangoesDid you know that mangoes have their own promotion group? The National Mango Board raises awareness about the benefits of consuming fresh mangoes. This flavorful fruit is full of vitamins A and C, and contains only 100 calories.

It also may protect you from cancer!

In a recent human clinical trial out of Texas, scientists gave 11 people between 21 and 38 years of age, 400 grams of mango pulp for a period of 10 days. The group, all healthy adults, were blood and urine tested at the end of the study. The results found evidence of the antioxidants gallic acid and pyrogallol metabolites in the volunteer’s urine. Antioxidants protect against the damage to our cells caused by free-radicals during the oxidation process.

Cancer fighting power

According to researchers, this evidence suggests that mangoes possess the bio-availability, or active effect, when within the body’s circulation, to fight against cancers and possibly other damages, such as inflammation.

The results of the study were published in the journal of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.

Mango Facts

  • For best results, make sure the mango is ripe (when pressed, you should leave see a dent)
  • Unripe mangoes will be hard and bitter to the taste
  • Wash the mango before eating or peeling
  • If your skin feels scratchy or itchy after handling mangoes, you may have an allergy
  • Mangoes contain large pits in the middle of the fruit
  • Mangoes are delicious in fruit smoothies, and add a pleasant taste to salads and desserts
  • Mangoes also make savory toppings for meat. Simply add 3/4 cup of coconut milk to a blender along with 2 cut up mangoes and 3/4 cup of heavy cream and 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice and blend until smooth Place in pot and bring to a boil on the stove-top. Serve as a sauce with meat, poultry, or seafood.

Grab a mango today!


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