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Research Supports Nutrition's Impact on Skin Health and Beauty
ORLANDO, Fla., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An increasing body of scientific evidence makes it clear: what we eat may have an impact on the health and beauty of our skin. But what if there was a fruit-available year-round with plentiful volume just in time for skin-centric summertime-that delivered a cocktail of skin-supporting nutrients and compounds? We'd all Mangover our eating habits, adding fresh mango at every turn!
This beauty fruit contains over twenty different vitamins and minerals, and preliminary animal model research indicates that mango may protect skin from damage due to exposure to UVB radiation. In this study, mice fed mango extract experienced less skin damage from UVB radiation than those not fed mango extract. Additional research will need to be conducted in humans (Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine 2013; 29: 84-89). There are four mango nutrients that stand out when it comes to skin health: vitamin C, vitamin A (or, beta carotene), and folate. Let's take a closer look at the science behind these skin-supporting superstars.
The sumptuous flavor of mangos elevates any eating experience, adding a burst of nutrients, vivid color, and the taste of the tropics. The perfect ingredient for salads, smoothies, yogurt, grilled meats, or side dishes, fresh mangos give everyday favorites a summer beauty boost. For delicious mango recipes click here.
Mango Watermelon Salad recipe featured in photo available here.
About National Mango Board
The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group, which is supported by assessments from both domestic and imported mangos. The board was designed to drive awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. The superfruit mango contains 100 calories, and is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, a good source of fiber, and an amazing source of tropical flavor.
Mango availability per capita has increased 53 percent since 2005 to an estimated 2.87 pounds per year in 2013. Mango import volume for 2013 was 935 million pounds. Learn more at www.mango.org.
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