Diabetics may be hesitant to eat too much fruit, but studies show that mangoes could be of benefit to them. A study of 20 obese adults 20–50 years old showed that those consuming freeze dried mango pulp (the equivalent of half a fresh mango) for 12 weeks showed lower blood glucose levels. Researchers attribute this to the mango’s fiber and a phytochemical called mangiferin. This, of course, does not negate the importance of other lifestyle changes for preventing and controlling diabetes. “Mango May Reduce Blood Glucose in Obese Adults,” Environmental Nutrition, January 2015.
Taken from Last Generation, Vol. 25 No. 3, “Lifelines”. Last Generation is a vibrant 32-page soul-winning magazine published six times a year. To subscribe, call (540) 672-1996, Ext. 283. Ask about our BOGO free subscription promotion available through January 31, 2017.