HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGO
Mangoes reduce risks of colon and cervical cancer. It is a rich source of beta-carotene, which the body can convert to vitamin A. It also contains beta-cryptoxanthin which reduces risks of developing inflammatory arthritis.
Research is still in its initial stage; however, early results from a University of Queensland study presented at the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress indicated that compounds in mangoes may offer some astounding health benefits. They act on the "same pathways that diabetes and cholesterol drugs target," blocking or activating receptors known as "peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors." These receptors play key roles in people with diabetes and high cholesterol. These are also being associated with some types of cancer. If the mango compounds aim at these, it is promising that the fruits could relieve the effects of diabetes and high cholesterol, or be able to stop the proliferation of cancerous cells.