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.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Mango can help fighting against high cholesterol

Among the fruits, mango provides numerous bioactive compounds such as carotenoids, vitamin C and phenolic compounds. These compounds which have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

In addition, mangos contain virtually no total fat, saturated fatty acids (SFA), or sodium, and no cholesterol.

There are two types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). High levels of LDL cholesterol can build up inside the walls of blood vessels and increase the risk of cardiovascular complications.

Research on mice fed with aqueous extract of mango leaves significant decrease in elevated total cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL-C and VLDL, with significant increase in HDL-C as compared to high cholesterol diet control.

Mangiferin in mango, a natural xanthonoid polyphenol antioxidant is known to play role in lowering cholesterol synthesis. Mangiferin also modulated lipid profiles (reduced triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL levels, as well as increased HDL levels), comparable to insulin treatment, and significantly reduced the atherogenic index.
Mango can help fighting against high cholesterol

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