Have you heard? A new study by the Texas AgriLife Research center has decided that mangoes may have the ability to stop cancer cell lines from growing not only in the colon but also in breast tissue. This is hopeful information that there may be ways to prevent folks from developing these diseases. And, of course, it adds mangoes to fruit fighting cancer.
If you’re good at maintaining an alkaline diet of fruits and veggies combined with whole grains, then you might be interested in adding mangoes to your diet.
The food scientists at Texas AgriLife Research say that mangoes are often overlooked for being a fruit rich in antioxidants, like pomegranates or blueberries. They tested the five different varieties that are found in the United States – Kent, Francine, Ataulfo, Tommy/Atkins and Haden. “[The Mango] has about four to five times less antioxidant capacity than an average wine grape, and it still holds up fairly well in anticancer activity, [i]f you look at it from the physiological and nutritional standpoint, taking everything together, it would be a high-ranking super food,” noted researcher Dr. Susanne Talcott.
While the fruit showed fighting capabilities against lung, leukemia and prostate cancer, it seemed to be most effective in fighting colon and breast cancer lines.
This study along with others was commissioned by the National Mango board in order to help determine the nutritional value of the fruit.
Read more about it here: http://agnews.tamu.edu/showstory.php?id=1686