Forget Botox! Eating mangoes can reduce your wrinkles, study claims
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From Botox to skin peels, many people will do anything to get rid of those pesky wrinkles.
But the solution for a wrinkle-free complexion could be much simpler, according to a new study.
Researchers from the University of California, Davis, claim that eating mangoes can reduce facial wrinkles in older women.
In the study, 28 postmenopausal 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.
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Professor Robert Hackmna, an author of the study, said: “The system we used to analyse wrinkles allowed us to not just visualise wrinkles, but to quantify and measure wrinkles.
“This is extremely accurate and allowed us to capture more than just the appearance of wrinkles or what the eye might see.”
The results revealed that the women who ate half a cup of mangoes four times a week saw a 23% decrease in deep wrinkles after two months.
However, the women who ate 1.5 cups of mangoes actually saw an increase in wrinkles.
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Vivien Fam, who led the study, said: “Women who ate a 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.”
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.
The team hopes the findings will encourage further research into the mechanism behind the reduction in wrinkles.