Mango can stabilize blood sugar levels and improve overall well-being in people with type 2 diabetes. Express writes about this with reference to a study by scientists from the United States.
Experts selected people with type 2 diabetes and suggested that they add freeze-dried mango pulp to their diet. After a few months, it became clear that the test subjects had decreased post-meal glucose levels. Also, many of the volunteers had decreased body fat levels.
In addition, the researchers found that the polyphenols in mangoes have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
“Mango also contains a number of well-known bioactive compounds, including carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbic acid, dietary fiber and phenolic compounds mangiferin, gallic acid and quercetin,” the scientists said.
However, American experts added that mango contains a lot of sugar, so people at risk should eat it in small portions.
In August 2020, endocrinologist, candidate of medical sciences Zukhra Pavlova said that fruits contain many beneficial trace elements and vitamins, but they can also harm the body. According to the expert, fruits should be eaten correctly, namely, to know when to stop and take into account that they differ in the content of fructose and glucose. The doctor explained that glucose is processed by insulin and goes into energy and fat stores, while fructose is completely taken up by liver proteins.