Mango isn’t simply about indulgence. It has health benefits too

  • ANI, Washington DC
  • Updated: May 07, 2016 11:45 IST
Mango isn't about indulgence and taste alone. The 'king of fruits' has been found to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and other intestinal health-boosting properties as well. (Shutterstock )

Mango is undeniably a super fruit, the proverbial ‘king of fruits’. However, not only is it the ultimate indulgence, it has several health benefits as well. The fruit has been found to have anti-obesity, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and intestinal health-boosting properties, according to a recent research.

Four new studies surrounding the effects of mango consumption suggest this super fruit has the potential to help combat adverse effects associated with high fat diets and obesity (animal study), as well inhibit growth of fat cells (anti-lipogenic properties in an in-vivo study), slow advancement of breast cancer tumors (animal study), as well as improve regularity and decrease inflammation associated with constipation (human subject study).

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Mango helps fight obesity as well. (Shutterstock)

“While more research is needed, especially in humans, there is a growing body of studies that suggest mango consumption may contribute to some protective effects in relation to obesity, certain cancers, gut health, and inflammation,” said Leonardo Ortega, Director of Research at US’ National Mango Board.

The research was presented at the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego.

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