BUZZ fam, we’ve got even more reasons for you to enjoy mangoes. Turns out, the juicy fruit can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
This is according to researchers at the University of California. They claim that eating mangoes can reduce facial wrinkles in older women.
In the study, 28 post-menopausal women were divided into two groups.
One group ate half a cup of mangoes four times a week for four months, while the other consumed 1.5 cups for the same period.
The researchers used high-resolution cameras to evaluate the women’s facial wrinkles both before and after adding mangoes to their diet.
And you guessed it what happened next! The women who ate half a cup of mangoes four times a week saw a 23 per cent decrease in deep wrinkles after two months.
However, the women who ate 1.5 cups of mangoes actually saw an increase in wrinkles.
Professor Robert Hackman, an author of the study, hailed the accuracy of the study. “The system we used to analyse wrinkles allowed us to not just visualise wrinkles, but to quantify and measure wrinkles.”
While the reason for the findings remains unclear, the researchers believe that the beta-carotene and antioxidants in mangoes may help to delay cell damage.