Whether it is to preserve one’s health or to fight against cellular aging, a healthy and balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, is recommended.
About the facial wrinkles, the consumption of mangus would be particularly interesting, if we are to believe the results of a new scientific study, published in early November in the journal Nutrients.
Conducted by researchers at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis, United States), with Ataulfo mangoes, a Mexican variety, the study showed a 23% reduction in facial wrinkles in postmenopausal women. They ate half a cup (85 grams) of this mango four times a week for two months. After four months, the observed decrease was still 20%.
But beware of excess: conversely, the study found that eating more mangoes (at a rate of one and a half cups four times a week, or about 250 grams) could on the contrary increase the wrinkling phenomenon, possibly due to a too much sugar intake.
The study involved 28 postmenopausal women with fair skin (phototype II or II, which tans with difficulty). The participants were divided into two groups: one consumed 85 grams of mango, equivalent to half a cup, four times per week, while the other consumed 250 grams four times per week during the week. same period.
As for the facial wrinkles, they were assessed using a high-resolution camera system, and classified into different categories (deep, fine, emergent, etc.) as well as their severity, length, and width.
“The system we used to analyze wrinkles allowed us not only to visualize them but also to quantify and measure them.Commented Robert Hackman, professor in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis and co-author of the study. “This is extremely precise and allowed us to capture more than just the appearance of wrinkles or what the eye could see.“, he added.
After consuming 85 g of mango four times a day for 8 to 16 weeks, improvements were measured and observed for all criteria of facial wrinkles. For researchers, this beneficial effect could be linked to the carotenoid content of mangoes, pigments that give fruits and vegetables their orange to red color, and other nutrients that could help in the synthesis of collagen, a protein that gives the skin strength and suppleness.