Mango: The New Diabetes Cancer Buster

Do you believe in this? The leading guy who did the research is a PhD fella and not a medical doctor! All this while I thought blood sugar will dramatically increase with consumption of Mangoes…. try this and then measure your blood sugar! Looks like the world is turning upside down now!
Incredible news!

Jonathan Benson, staff writer.
(NaturalNews) The most popular fresh fruit in the world, mangoes are a whole lot more than just a delicious, refreshing treat produced by nature. As evidenced by copious scientific research, mangoes are also a powerful medicinal food, as they contain nutrients that can help clear up skin, promote eye health, stave off diabetes, and even prevent the formation and spread of cancer.

Research recently presented at a meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), for instance, revealed that eating mangoes every day can help moderate and even lower blood sugar levels, despite their natural sugar content. This is good news for people with type 2 diabetes who may benefit from consuming mangoes regularly as part of a low-sugar diet.

For their study, researchers tested the effects of mangoes on a group of obese animals, some of whom were given 10 grams of freeze-dried mango every day for 12 weeks. At the end of three months, the blood sugar levels of those animals that consumed mango were compared to those that did not consume mango. Based on the data, mango consumption was found to result in a significant decline in blood sugar levels.
“Although the mechanism by which mango exerts its effects warrants further investigation, we do know that mangoes contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds,” says Dr. Edralin Lucas, Ph.D., author of the study.
Similar research out of Australia found back in 2006 that eating mango can also help decrease inflammation and resulting high cholesterol, as well as block the formation of various health conditions included under the banner of metabolic syndrome. In essence, mangoes actually work better than cholesterol drugs at naturally balancing and optimizing cellular function throughout the body.

“We don’t know yet how the whole thing’s going to play out but we know some of the individual components (of mango) activate these receptors and even inhibit them,” said a doctor from University of Queensland about the effects of mango consumption on cellular processes. “That could end up with positive nutritional health benefits for diabetes and high cholesterol.”
And again in 2011, researchers from Oklahoma State University found that mango consumption helps lower insulin resistance and improve glucose tolerance in test mice. The same study also found that mangoes help normalize lipid levels throughout the blood, which in turn can help prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.
Eating mangoes can also help you avoid cancer.
But the health benefits of mango do not stop here. Science has identified more than 4,000 different antioxidant polyphenols in the plant kingdom, and many of these polyphenols are present in mangoes. The primary benefit of these polyphenols is that they scavenge damaging free radicals and protect cells against damage, which is believed to facilitate and even promote cancer.

“If you look at [mango] from the physiological and nutritional standpoint, taking everything together, it would be a high-ranking superfood,” says Dr. Susanne Talcott, who together with her husband discovered back in 2010 that mango compounds target both colon and breast cancer cells.
“What we found is that not all cell lines are sensitive to the same extent to an anticancer agent. But the breast and colon cancer lines underwent apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Additionally, we found that when we tested normal colon cells side by side with the colon cancer cells, that the mango polyphenolics did not harm the normal cells.”
In other words, mango compounds effectively target and eliminate harmful cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, a phenomenon that is unique to nature and nowhere to be found in pharmaceutical-based medicine. Chemotherapy and radiation, for instance, which are the two most popular conventional treatments for cancer, damage healthy cells along with malignant cells, which is why the treatments are a failure as far as long-term survival is concerned.

This goes against our “logical” mind but nature continue to surprise our understanding.
But we just need to remember this wisdom ” Your way is not my way and You will not understand my way”


8 thoughts on “Mango: The New Diabetes Cancer Buster”

  1. Dear all,

    I need to add that once you are medically classified as diabetics, no insurance will want to cover you even if subsequently cleared medically. I was rejected by NTUC
    twice as I wanted to take out further hospitalization coverage. Showing my medical clearance did not helped and NTUC asked me to go for their own appointed doctor assessement which shown again I am in very healthy range.

    NTUC then offer the insurance but with heavily loaded premium which I did not take up. The episode spur me to stay healthy than to take up the insurance and made claims in future.


  2. Dear all,

    The article do not proclaim mango as a “CURE”

    As for diabetics, I am not sure if one consider a complete reversal and staying there without medication as a cure. I still maintain a diet ( not a strict one at all) and exercise regime but no more medication.
    Long term medication will have other side effects which I will want to avoid.

    For those who doubt if reversal is possible, please read the articles below.

    Mark Hyman, MD: New Research Finds Diabetes Can Be Reversed Cached
    What if Type 2 diabetes could be completely reversed? What if it weren’t an inexorable, progressive disease that has to be better “managed” by our health .

    Reversing diabetes is possible – Cached
    Jonathan Legg began to exercise every day, changed diet to reverse diabetes; Diabetes is caused when there is too much glucose or sugar in the body

    Reverse Diabetes – EzineArticles Cached
    With the exception of Juvenile Diabetes, Type I and Type II Diabetes can be reversed. First we must have a clear understanding of the disease.


  3. I tend to agree with Terence regarding the article about mangoes being able to cure diabetis and prevent cancer. Some researchers do it on an ad-hoc basis and come out with their claims. Doctors would have cured thousands of diabetic patients and cancers eradicated if these claims are true. As of now, there is NO cure for diabetis, doctors give medication to control it. That’s all.
    I hope diabetics will not risk their lives believing in these articles . Please follow your doctor’s advice and take the medication regularly.
    Just sharing my thoughts.

  4. Hi Leon,

    I like the words of wisdom by Dalai Lama.
    Also my mother, my mother-in-law and my husband were all diabetic. I myself am not diabetic….yet.
    I had to wake up at 7am every morning to give my mother-in-law her insulin shot.
    Therefore l am always interested in literature on diabetes.
    Thanks for the sharing, Leon.


  5. Hi Leon,

    I was interested in your post, as I was always keen on cancer treatment. Too many friends have cancer. But, I wont dwell on this.

    On Mangoes being a diabetic buster, I wonder if you are a diabetic. If you have, have you tried eating mangoes, and then measure your blood sugar level say 2-3 hours after consumption.

    Personally, I would treat the article with a huge pinch of salt.

    Terence Seah

  6. Glad the article is of use to you. If you are using fruit diets for nutrition and weight control, you may like to know that water melon and grapes are at the bottom of the 30 healthiest composite fruits ranking based on the scoring of 12 factors like anti oxidant content, Omega -3, Glycemic loadnthe various vitaminsa, B, C, E, K and potassium, fibre content, calories, sugar.

    Not to cloud out this space, I shall just list the top ten and the last 5
    1) Blackberries
    2) Raspberries
    3) Guava
    4) Strawberries
    5) Cranberry
    6) Kiwi
    7) Papaya
    8) Cantaloupe
    9) Cherries, sour
    10) Blue berries.

    The last 5 in descending order
    pear, Cherries, sweet, Banan, Figs and GRAPES.

    I blog more in details on the subject of health elsewhere.
    Let me end with this below wisdom
    Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
    Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
    And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
    the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
    he lives as if he is never going to die,
    and then dies having never really lived”
    ~ Dalai Lama


  7. I got diebetes, I love mango. I am not preventing the mango completely, but will take them with limit. Now I can enjoy my favour more (a mango a day, keep my diabetes away, wow)

    Thanks for the information Leon

  8. Hi Leon
    My relatives and friends who have diabetes avoid mangoes because they have the misconception that mangoes are too sweet and high in sugar so its bad for them.
    However, many years ago, my colleagues and I went for this Cohen’s diet to lose weight. We were allowed mangoes as part of a meal. We were not allowed to take water melon, grapes and several other types of fruits. So I am not surprised by the article above. Now I can show this to my diabetic friends who loves eating mangoes. Thank you for sharing.

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