Mangoes are a source of 25 different kinds of cartenoids and abundant in enzymes.
Mangoes . . . it’s hard to believe something so delicious could be so healthy! The deep golden color reveals its high amount of antioxidants called beta carotene. Research shows that these antioxidants may protect against colon, breast, leukemia, and prostate cancers along with protecting heart, brain, and eye health.
Powerful Vitamins: Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C. The powerful combination of Vitamin A and C can help fight many diseases by keeping the immune system strong. Mangoes are also high in potassium and are a source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.
Quercetin Source: Mangoes have also been shown to be a good source of quercetin which is found to help fight free radical damage, the effects of aging, and inflammation. Quercetin is also anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and an anti-allergic agent.
Protection of Polyphenols: Studies show that the polyphenols may protect human cells against damage due to oxidative stress leading to lipid peroxidation, DNA damage, and many degenerative diseases. The combination of different polyphenols in mangoes provides a synergistic effect and gives maximum antioxidative activity.
Lowers Inflammation and Blood Pressure: A study was shown that regular consumption of mangoes lowered inflammation. In addition, it had also shown potential in prevention and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. Studies had also shown mangoes to significantly decrease blood pressure.
Amazing Gallic Acid Source: Mangoes are an excellent source of gallic acid. A study in the “Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology,” indicate that gallic acid helps to protect our cells and possesses significant antioxidant activity and appears to protect from the harmful effects of free radicals. It was shown to have cytotoxicity against cancer cells without harming healthy cells. Another study in the journal "Toxicological Sciences" found gallic acid to have anti-inflammatory properties and prevents the expression of inflammatory chemicals including cytokines and histamines. Gallic acid may also benefit diabetes patients by triggering the release of insulin by the pancreatic cells, says a study published in the January 2010 issue of the “Phytothreapy Research.” Gallic acid also has been found to have anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
Absorption by the Human Body: With all these antioxidants and nutrients in mangoes, how can we make sure we’re getting the maximum benefit? Since factors, such as plant cell walls and gastric health, effect the release and absorption of these antioxidants in the human body, the maximum amount of antioxidants and nutrients are not fully used. An effective way to increase absorption of these important antioxidants is through fermentation. According to studies, fermentation was found to increase availability of antioxidants and nutrients. This is the result of microbial hydrolysis reaction in fermentation. Moreover, fermentation induces breakdown of plant cell walls, leading to the liberation or synthesis of antioxidants. Fermentation also appears to help with metal detoxification. The production of protease, α-amylase and some other enzymes can be influenced by fermentation and appear to have metal ion chelation activity. In addition, kombucha aids the stomach in digestion giving additional support to absorbing nutrients.
Effective Source: An effective source of mango antioxidants is Purely Living Kombucha. Purely Living Kombucha ferments only raw mangoes to help retain its important nutrients and antioxidants. These mangoes are fermented with the kombucha. The powerful combination of kombucha and fermented raw mangoes make Purely Living Kombucha a healthy powerhouse to your body! This is why many people are raving about the dramatic effects of Purely Living Kombucha.