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WorldHealth: Which fruit helps regulate blood sugar?

Health: Which fruit helps regulate blood sugar?

It’s almost time for one of the richest fruits in Mexico to be in season: the mango that, in addition to being tasty, It has incredible properties, such as regulating blood sugar. Here we tell you.

From mid-February to the end of Augustthe mango is one of the fruits that reigns in our country and many other parts of the world.

Manila, Ataulfo, Petacón, kent, haden and many other varieties can be tasted in different and delicious presentations… but what you may not have known is that This delicacy offers benefits to the body such as regulating blood sugar.

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Like all fruit, mango is a great source of vitamins, minerals, water and fiberbut Exactly what benefits does it have for our health?

Mango properties

It is very rich in fiber. Despite being very sweet, it contains a lot of fiber that helps with digestion, controls constipation, slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream and can increase the feeling of satiety after eating..

It also contains substances called “mangiferin” and carotene, which make it rich in antioxidants, helps control blood glucose levels and, according to a study in the magazine Pharmacological Researchcan exercise a antiviral, antitumor action and strengthening of the immune system in general.

A respectable source of vitamins and minerals

According to the Agri-Food and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), Mango provides us with natural carbohydrates, magnesium and potassium, which are involved in our cardiovascular health, by balancing sodium levels in the heart. These carbohydrates also provide, in small quantities, iron, phosphorus and calcium..

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As if that were not enough, this fruit It is rich in vitamins A (beta-carotene) and vitamin C that help us protect our cells from aging. In addition, it contains a low amount of protein and fat. And yesVitamin B6 is involved in immune function, plays an important role in cognitive development and helps the body produce hemoglobin. Also, it helps to avoid consuming excess calories due to its high water content.

Regulates blood sugar

Contrary to what many people would think, there is evidence that mango can help lower blood sugar. First of all, It has a glycemic index of 51 pointsAccording to the Universidad Veracruzana, this means that When eating mango, blood sugar levels do not rise as quickly compared to other foods..

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Likewise, a study published in the “British Journal of Nutrition” in 2011, analyzed the effects of mangoes on the levels of glucose and fat, or lipids, in the blood of mice and concluded that Rodents that had consumed mango had a lower percentage of body fat, blood cholesterol and sugar.

Another study published in “Nutrition and Metabolic Insights“, found that Adding mangoes to the diet decreased fasting blood glucose levels in people with obesity.

With information from SUN

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