Type 2 diabetes: Mangoes contain powerful compounds to help lower blood sugar levels

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Type 2 diabetes: Mangoes contain powerful compounds to help lower blood sugar levels

In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, mango helping to improve blood glucose in obese individu

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In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, mango helping to improve blood glucose in obese individuals was investigated.

The study noted: “Dietary interventions focused on diets rich in fruits and vegetables that provide natural sources of bioactive compounds have demonstrated beneficial effects on body weight and blood glucose control.

“Among these fruits, mango (Mangifera indica L.) provides a number of well-known bioactive compounds that include carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbic acid, dietary fibre, and the phenolic compounds mangiferin, gallic acid, and quercetin.

“Findings from our recent study demonstrate that freeze-dried mango pulp supplementation positively influenced body composition and improved blood glucose and lipid profile in mice fed a high-fat diet.

“In human studies, consumption of mango pulp, when compared to other fruits, favourably affected postprandial glucose and insulin responses in individuals with type 2 diabetes.”

The study concluded that regular consumption of mango by obese adults provides a positive effect on their blood glucose.



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