Skip to comments.Eating mangoes may help lower blood sugar and cancer risk
Posted on 04/28/2013 10:11:50 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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so who ate the last mango in paris?
That sounds fantastic. Love fruit. I think I could live on it. That is, if a really good selection of it was available all the time, not just the stuff you see in most supermarkets. And chili. Gotta have my chili. :-)
Those are right ones! Prices seem high though. Try finding a large fruit stand run by Indians. The season for this fruit is short and my recall is month of May is the season.
In the worst case, visit a grocery store catering to Indians. They will stock canned mango pulp from Alphonso mangoes. It is not fresh mangoes, and usually has sugar added but taste is good. The mango pulp is quite thick, not runny. I like to pour a teaspoon of melted butter on the pulp in a small bowl.
Hold the mango with the stem pointing up. There is a large-flat pit inside at center of fruit, so you want to cut vertically as close to the pit as possible on both sides. That will yield the largest piece in the shape of a bowl.
Then cut each in two yielding total of 4 pieces which can be eaten with a spoon. The remaining fruit should also be cut along the pit and will yield smaller pieces. Finally use your teeth to scrape off any pulp remaining on the pit.
I think the climate where mangoes are grown makes a huge difference. Like hot house tomatoes are never as good as backyard tomatoes.
I am in my 70’s and my lifetime experience says exercise 4 times a week for 30 minutes is superior to any diet or meds. It will keep your blood sugar levels, avoid joint pains in knees and hips, help a great deal with blood pressure levels, and greatly improve energy level.
That reminds me, I have to go do my treadmill now!!!
> They were called Hapoos at my house. I have found extremely difficult to buy those in US....
They are available online, as are the Alphonso variety.
> Life in Dalaguete, the vegetable capital of Cebu . . .
If you enjoy the Philippine cuisine there then you probably know that bitter melon (fruit and leaves) also keeps the blood sugar low.
> But sample size 20? Worthless
A campaign for funding the research, perhaps.
> I(and my wife) LOVES Mangos BUT what is the BEST way to peel them?
Cut the mango then hold a slice in your hand and either dig in with your teeth, thereby creating a “mango mustache” on your face, or use a knife or spoon to scoop the pulp away from the peel. Oh and plant the core to grow a tree out of it.
I cut out fast food to lose weight (works like a champ, and it's easy. Easier on the wallet, too). I walk 30-45 min at lunch, weather permitting. Caffeine is a little harder, but I'm trying.
Feel great. No meds for me, so far. A little moderation, and good sense, goes a long way.
As for the mangoes, I think that I'd rather walk at lunch. But, if people want to eat 'em, then, they should eat 'em. Can't hurt, might help. Certainly, it's better for you than a Whopper with Extra Cheese.
I remember the yellow mangoes while I was in the Philippines, very sweet and flavorful.
“I(and my wife) LOVES Mangos BUT what is the BEST way to peel them?”
You do not need to peel.
Cut it in half and eat as you would any melon.
My wife also dices the meat to half inch squares in each half.
It makes it easier to eat.
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