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Healthy Mango

Healthy Mango

Kids who regularly ate fresh mango had higher levels of vitamins A, B6, C, fiber, and potassium, and mango-eating adults had higher levels of vitamins A, B12, C, E, fiber, folate, and potassium, compared to those who didn’t eat mango. Mango eaters also consumed less sodium and added sugars. In adult men, body mass index scores, waist circumference, and weight were lower in the mango group.

In a second study of 27 overweight or obese adults, glucose levels and signs of inflammation were lower, and antioxidant capacity greater, in those who added mango to the diet for 12 weeks compared to those who added low-fat cookies with the same calories.

Reference: Nutrients; 2022, VOL. 14, NO. 1, 59

Reference: Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases; 2022, Vol. 32, No. 2, 494-503

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