Don’t shy away from eating mangoes next summer. This quintessential summer fruit is loaded with nutrients and collagen that can give you flawless skin.
It might not be the season of mangoes, but the reason why we are talking about this wonder fruit is terribly important. Mangoes have always been bad-mouthed for giving you acne. But now it looks like eating this fruit can bestow you with ageless beauty.
A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, found that eating Ataulfo mangoes, also known as honey or Champagne mangoes, may reduce facial wrinkles in older women with fairer skin. This study was published in the journal Nutrients.
Postmenopausal women who ate a half cup of Ataulfo mangoes four times a week saw a 23% decrease in deep wrinkles after two months and a 20% decrease after four months.
“That’s a significant improvement in wrinkles,” said lead author Vivien Fam, a doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Nutrition. But the findings are very specific and come with a caveat.The ‘king of fruits’ can also be the king of your summer skincare routine. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
“Women who ate one cup and a half of mangoes for the same periods of time saw an increase in wrinkles. This shows that while some mango may be good for skin health, too much of it may not be,” Fam said.