This week’s questions actually comes from my desk. In doing research for our newsletter often I have to start with a question. It is like following the scientific method at times. Not all the time it would take to long testing the hypothesis.
Finding natural remedies for readers is one of my passions. If I can find something that has no side effects and will not damage the body I am all for that. So the question is “Do Mangoes really lower blood pressure?”
Mangoes are a tropical fruit from the drupe family. This means they have a single large seed or stone in the middle. Sometimes called the “king of fruits,” mangoes are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world.
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Mangoes originated in India around 5,000 years ago. Their sweet, golden flesh is now beloved around the world. Some of the most common varieties of mangoes eaten today are cultivated in Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador.
Mangoes are not only delicious, but also nutritious. As with most foods, however, moderation is key. Sweet fruits like mangoes can have a lot of sugar. But fruit sugar is different from processed sugar because it’s balanced out by fiber and a host of nutrients for the body.
Sweet fruits like mangoes are also a great alternative to junk food and other unhealthy snacks. If you’re craving something sugary, grab some mango instead. Once you start phasing out the junk, you won’t crave it as much. Whole foods are more satisfying, plus they offer many health benefits.
Chuo Fang, Ph.D., from Texas A&M University, investigated the metabolic effects of daily consumption of freshly frozen mango pulp (400g) for six weeks in lean and obese subjects and the relationship between mango metabolites to Body Mass Index (BMI) and circulating bio-markers. Fang concluded that daily mango consumption lowers blood pressure in individuals, and benefits obese people by maintaining long-term glucose homeostasis
Since Mango is high in potassium, it may help in regulating blood pressure levels. Therefore, eating mangoes regularly can help to lower blood pressure.