Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

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Mango can fight against diabetic

The mango is a fruit of the Mangifera tree. Mangoes (Mangifera indica) consist of about 30 species of tropical fruiting trees. It can be eaten raw or ripe. Mango is the national tree of Bangladesh, as well as the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

Many of the pharmacological properties present in mango and those might be due to the presence of phenolic acids. These phenolic compounds possess potent antioxidant activity helpful for protecting the body tissues against oxidative stress with their anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antilithiatic and anticarcinogenic properties.

Mangos were demonstrated to have glucose lowering effects possibly due to fiber, vitamins, minerals and other bioactive compounds.

Among all chemical components in mango, mangiferin was found as a major chemical which is responsible for anti-diabetic activity.

Mangiferin, a bioactive substance found in mango seeds (0.42 mg/kg), peel (1690.4 mg/kg), and pulp (4.4 mg/kg), is thought to have hypoglycemic properties.

Mangiferin is a xanthone with high antioxidative activity. It inhibits sucrase, isomaltase, and maltase, and thus decreases in glucose intestinal absorption. Mango also contains dietary fiber, which can reduce digestion of carbohydrate and lower glucose absorption.

Apart from the fruit, mango flesh, leaf, stem-bark also has been reported to have anti-diabetic, antilithiatic and free radical scavenging properties.

Mango leaves have the capability to improve insulin production and distribution of glucose. They can help in stabilizing blood sugar levels. Mango leaves are also loaded with pectin, vitamin C and fiber. Together they are beneficial for both diabetes and cholesterol.
Mango can fight against diabetic

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