It's probably no surprise to hear that eating mangos is good for the body.
Now two studies give even more reasons to love them, showing that the fruit may lower risks of vascular issues while improving antioxidant levels in overweight and obese adults.
“Mangos contribute a variety of nutrients, phytochemicals and bioactive compounds to the diet—including 50 percent of the daily value (DV) for vitamin C, 15 percent of the DV for folate and 15 percent of the DV for copper, and mangoes are also a predominant source of the bioactive compound mangiferin,” says Mee Young Hong, Ph.D., the primary investigator for both studies and professor at the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services at San Diego State University, in a media release. “It’s likely the unique matrix of vitamins and bioactive compounds synergistically working together that resulted in our findings.”
Read more about the study here.
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