Mangoes Are Healthier Option to Processed Snacks for People with Obesity

For people with obesity or with weight issues, mangoes are a better option to processed snack meals.

Mangoes Are Healthier Option to Processed Snacks for People with Obesity
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According to a new study, eating fresh mangoes can assist with specific risk factors connected with obesity and overweight, such as lower inflammation and better glycemic control.

Mangoes have been shown to have anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective benefits in both in vitro and animal experiments. The current crossover study compared the effects of consuming 100 calories per day of fresh mangoes on body weight, glucose, insulin, lipid profiles, liver function enzymes, inflammation, and antioxidant activity to a low-fat cookie isocaloric control snack.

The study included 27 overweight and adults with obesity (average age 26 years, 16 men, BMI 26 kg/m2). Each snack intervention lasted 12 weeks, with a 4-week washout period in between. Thirteen people were classified as overweight (25–29.9 kg/m2), nine as obese (30–34.9 kg/m2), three as obese (35–39.9 kg/m2), and two as obese (40 kg/m2).

Mango consumption was found to result in a considerable reduction in blood glucose, C-reactive protein (CRP), and aspartate transaminase activity, as well as a significant increase in total antioxidant capacity. Body weight, body fat percentage, blood pressure, insulin, and lipid profile did not vary significantly.

Body weight, insulin, CRP, and triglycerides all increased significantly when cookies were consumed.

 

Source: Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2021;doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2021.11.001

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