Love mangoes? In addition to being incredibly delicious, this tasty fruit also offers a lot of health benefits – including the ability to aid in weight loss.
A new study reveals a strong correlation between the consumption of mango peels and losing weight. According to Australian researchers, “the skins of two common mango varieties, the ‘Irwin’ and ‘Nam Doc Mai’ mangoes slow down the fat development of fat cells in human beings. The skins of both mangoes are rich in concentrations of bioactives.”
In short, the skin of these yummy fruits can help aid in weight loss by slowing down the production and development of fat cells.
The study observed the chemical components from the extracts of peels and flesh of three types of mangoes. The results showed that the peels of two out of the three types (Irwin and Nam Doc Mai) yielded positive results for weight loss.
In addition to the weight loss components of the peel, the mango fruit itself yields a ton of positive health benefits. Additional studies have shown that mangos aid in the prevention of cancer, help lower cholesterol, help improve digestion and help boost the immune system.
If you didn’t have a reason to eat mangoes before, you definitely do now!