The New Diabetes & Cancer Buster!!

Mango: The New Diabetes & Cancer Buster​

(Do you believe in this? The leading guy who did the research is a PhD fella and not a medical doctor! All this while I thought blood sugar will dramatically increase with consumption of Mangoes....try this and then measure your blood sugar! Looks like the world is turning upside down now!)

Incredible news!

● Jonathan Benson, Staff writer, Natural News

The most popular fresh fruit in the world, mangoes are a whole lot more than just a delicious, refreshing treat produced by nature. As evidenced by copious scientific research, mangoes are also a powerful medicinal food, as they contain nutrients that can help clear up skin, promote eye health, stave off diabetes, and even prevent the formation and spread of cancer.

Research recently presented at a meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), for instance, revealed that eating mangoes every day can help moderate and even lower blood sugar levels, despite their natural sugar content. This is good news for people with type 2 diabetes who may benefit from consuming mangoes regularly as part of a low-sugar diet. For their study, researchers tested the effects of mangoes on a group of obese animals, some of whom were given 10 grams of freeze-dried mango every day for 12 weeks. At the end of three months, the blood sugar levels of those animals that consumed mango were compared to those that did not consume mango. Based on the data, mango consumption was found to result in a significant decline in blood sugar levels.

"Although the mechanism by which mango exerts its effects warrants further investigation, we do know that mangoes contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds," says Dr. Edralin Lucas, Ph.D., author of the study.

Similar research out of Australia found back in 2006 that eating mango can also help decrease inflammation and resulting high cholesterol, as well as block the formation of various health conditions included under the banner of metabolic syndrome. In essence, mangoes actually work better than cholesterol drugs at naturally balancing and optimizing cellular function throughout the body.​

"We don't know yet how the whole thing's going to play out but we know some of the individual components (of mango) activate these receptors and even inhibit them," said a doctor from University of Queensland about the effects of mango consumption on cellular processes. "That could end up with positive nutritional health benefits for diabetes and high cholesterol."

And again in 2011, researchers from Oklahoma State University found that mango consumption helps lower insulin resistance and improve glucose tolerance in test mice. The same study also found that mangoes help normalize lipid levels throughout the blood, which in turn can help prevent the development of cardiovascular disease. Eating mangoes can also help you avoid cancer.​

But the health benefits of mango do not stop here. Science has identified more than 4,000 different antioxidant polyphenols in the plant kingdom, and many of these polyphenols are present in mangoes. The primary benefit of these polyphenols is that they scavenge damaging free radicals and protect cells against damage, which is believed to facilitate and even promote cancer.​​

"If you look at [mango] from the physiological and nutritional standpoint, taking everything together, it would be a high-ranking superfood," says Dr. Susanne Talcott, who together with her husband discovered back in 2010 that mango compounds target both colon and breast cancer cells. ​​

"What we found is that not all cell lines are sensitive to the same extent to an anticancer agent. But the breast and colon cancer lines underwent apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Additionally, we found that when we tested normal colon cells side by side with the colon cancer cells, that the mango polyphenolics did not harm the normal cells."​​

In other words, mango compounds effectively target and eliminate harmful cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, a phenomenon that is unique to nature and nowhere to be found in pharmaceutical-based medicine. Chemotherapy and radiation, for instance, which are the two most popular conventional treatments for cancer, damage healthy cells along with malignant cells, which is why the treatments are a failure as far as long-term survival is concerned.​​​

I don't see why anyone needs a reason to eat a mango.​​​​

This must be true !!​​​​​

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MANGOES​

Keep Calm and Eat Aam…​

1. WILL MANGOES MAKE YOU FAT IF YOU EAT THEM DAILY?​
Mangoes are fat-free, cholesterol-free and salt-free. There is only 1% fat, 0% cholesterol and 0% sodium in 1 mango. Mangoes do not make you fat even if you eat them every day. If you eat "too many", you will gain weight. For example, if you incorporate three mangoes (400 calories) as part of the calories you need each day, you will not gain weight. But if you eat all your meals and additionally stuff three mangoes, then you will gain weight.

2. HOW MANY MANGOES YOU CAN EAT IN A DAY?​
Mangoes are good for health when you eat two to three in a day. A medium-sized ripe mango has about 135 calories. Let's say, you are eating 5 meals a day then you can replace one of your meals with 3 mangoes (400 calories). So instead of eating the regular breakfast or snack, you can eat two to three mangoes for breakfast or snack.

3. WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO EAT MANGOES?​
Mango is an energy food, which provides good amount of power to our body. Mangoes are high in carbohydrates. There are about 15g of carbohydrates per 100g of mangoes. I suggest you to eat mangoes 30 minutes before your workout session so that you feel energetic and perform your best.

4. WHAT MAKES MANGO AN INCREDIBLY HEALTHY SNACK?​​
Mangoes are high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, copper and vitamin A. They are fat-free, cholesterol-free and salt-free. They are also high in iron. They are loaded with complex (good) carbohydrates and high in fibre.

5. MANGO IS A 'SUPERFRUIT' TO FIGHT SUGAR CRAVINGS​
Mangoes are high in natural sugar so they do not affect your sugar level like other (added) sugar-rich food. The sweetness of mango helps in curbing the cravings for other sweet stuff like pastries, cookies, chocolates etc. Mangoes are high in fibre so you feel fuller in fewer calories.

6. WHICH ONE IS BETTER 'AAM' OR 'AAMRAS'?​​
Choosing fresh 'aam' instead of 'aamras' is a smarter decision. Eating fresh mango would be a nutritious meal but opting for mango juice may not have the same benefits. Mango juice does not contain fibre and does not offer the same benefits that eating fresh mango does. It is better to eat the fruit rather than having the juice.

7. SHOULD YOU EAT 'AAMRAS' PURCHASED FROM OUTSIDE?​​​
Mango juice purchased from outside may contain 'added sugar' and it may provide too many calories. Sugar adds empty calories to mango juice. Empty calories don't have any nutritional benefit. If you want nutritional benefits, buy pure 'aamras' without added sugar or make it at home. ​

8. MANGO KEEPS YOUR CHOLESTEROL IN CHECK​
Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibre that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure.

9. HOW TO CHOOSE A MANGO?​​
Don't focus on colour. It is not the best indicator of ripeness. Squeeze the mango gently. Ripe mangoes will be slightly soft to the touch, but not soft or mushy enough to where your fingers sink into or through the skin. Smell mangoes near their stem. Ripe mangoes will always have a sweet and fruity aroma around the stem. Stay away from mangoes that smell sour like alcohol because these mangoes may be overripe. ​​

10. BEWARE OF ARTIFICALLY RIPENED MANGOES​
Some mango dealers use calcium carbide to make mangos ripen faster. This substance can cause health problems. Mostly, artificially ripened mangoes will have black and white patches on their skin, which would be shrunk.

Enjoy eating mangoes!

(Courtesy: Sapna Vyas Patel, Columnist, Ahmedabad Mirror) ​​​​

This must be true !!​​​​​