Individuals who are on an alkaline diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains as a means for staying healthy may want to incorporate more mangoes into their diet. New research has discovered that mangoes may help prevent colon cancer.
According to a study conducted by Texas AgriLife Research food scientists, mangoes have the capacity to stop cancer cells from growing in the breast and colon area, providing hope that there may be ways to prevent patients from developing the disease.
Researchers noted that mangoes are often overlooked for antioxidant-rich fruits such as blueberries and pomegranates, so they wanted to delve in to see if mangos health benefits were being overlooked.
“It has about four to five times less antioxidant capacity than an average wine grape, and it still holds up fairly well in anticancer activity,” researcher Dr. Susanne Talcott noted. “If you look at it from the physiological and nutritional standpoint, taking everything together, it would be a high-ranking super food.”
It was also noted that the fruit did not damage any of the bodys healthy cells, indicating it only has beneficial effects.