Mango - No More a Forbidden Fruit for Diabetics


Mangoes are the world’s most popular fruit. They contain more sugar than many other fruits. But, that does not mean you should not eat mangoes if you have diabetes. The solution lies in ‘portion control’ and not abstinence.

Mangoes are a good source of vitamins A, C, and B6, as well as dietary fiber.


The glycemic index (GI) of mangoes ranges between 41 and 60, which is considered to be medium.


Consumption of mangoes helps reduce insulin resistance and improved glucose tolerance in test mice, revealed researchers from Oklahoma State University.

Mangiferin found in mangoes can help lower blood sugar levels, suggests a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health. Another study conducted at the University of Queensland indicated that mangiferin operates in a similar manner to some diabetes drugs.

So, you can enjoy your mango, but remember that portion sizes are an important consideration when it comes to adding mangoes to your diet.

Dr. Trupti Shirole

Ayurvedic Physician

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