A Thai mango a day may keep cancer away, says new research
They not only taste good, but new research by Thailand’s Naresuan University suggest that the Mahachanok mango may be able prevent cancer, heart disease, and improve our sight.
Sure, the mangoes are juicy, affordable, delicious, and packed with Vitamin C, but Dr. Peerasak Chaiprasart’s new research shows that they may contain a compound that works to prevent cancer, heart disease, and vision issues.
The Mahachanok mango is also sometimes called the sunset or rainbow mango due to the gorgeous reds, yellows, and oranges it turns when ripe. It may be something related to the compounds that cause these colors that make this particular mango the one on which the doctor focused his research.
Government officials have praised Dr. Peerasak and his work, hoping that this new data will create more demand for the mango and more revenue for growers of the fruit.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha even urged Dr. Peerasak to work directly with mango farmers to teach them how they can nurture their plants to enhance the anti-cancer, heart-healthy properties of the fruit.