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African Mango Diet

Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

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The scientific name for the African mango tree is Irvingia Gabonensis. It was named after the country of Gabon in Africa where it was first found. It grows in a small area of Central West Africa, which includes the countries of Gabon, Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Congo. It has a fruit that is similar to a mango. That is why it has been nicknamed African mango, wild mango, dika nut, or bush mango. It is an important plant in that area and has been used by the natives for many years as a food, for traditional medicine, and for other purposes. Its first recorded use was about two hundred years ago when it was used to feed the Nigerian Berin Army. Native West African tribes used it long before primarily because of the nutritional value of the fruit.

The African mango tree grows for ten to fifteen years before it can make fruit. A mature tree can be anywhere from thirty to one hundred and thirty feet high. It blossoms with yellowish-white flowers in February and March. The round, green fruits ripen a few months later. The inside of the fruit is bright orange and juicy. A mature African mango tree can have as much as one thousand fruits or about two hundred and twenty pounds of kernels. The fruit contains fifty percent fat, twenty six percent total carbohydrates, fourteen percent fiber and eight percent protein approximately.

The Irvingia Gabonensis plant is used by the locals in many different ways. Nothing is left to waste. The leaves are given to their livestock as food. The wood from the trees is used for building. Even the bark is utilized. It can be used as an analgesic(pain relief) and an antibiotic/antibacterial agent. The bark is ground into a paste and put on the skin to relieve pain. It can also be boiled and made into a solution to be taken orally to treat diarrhea. The inside of the fruit can be eaten or used to make jellies and jams. The juice of the African mango can even be used to make juice as well as wine.

The most important part of the African mango is the kernels of the fruit. They are also referred to as Dikka or Dika Nuts. The kernels are ground into flour and then they make bread with it. It can also be ground into a paste and used to make sauces or food thicker. Cooking oil can also be produced by pressing the kernels together and squeezing out the oil.
African mango kernels have been found by doctors and research scientists to be very beneficial to an individual’s health. They are a good source of many minerals such as magnesium, iron, and potassium. The pulp contains a high amount of vitamin C and calcium. The kernels are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. African mango is a good source of palmitic and lauric fatty acids. There is ellagic acid in the kernels as well. The American Cancer Society has stated that ellagic acid might have anticancer properties.

One of the biggest discoveries by doctors, scientists, and researchers regarding the African mango kernels is that they also have special properties which promote weight loss. African mango diet pills or capsules can act as an appetite suppressant. When you take a pill or capsule, the seed extracts of the African mango restricts the making of new fat cells in your body. The seed extracts control the Leptin hormone in your body as well as inducing production of the Adiponectin secretion. The result of the increase in Adiponectin secretion is a lowering of your body fat. This means you will be experiencing weight loss because the African mango diet naturally suppresses cravings and decreases hunger. It is fast acting and lasts all day long. This aids in controlling the size of the portions of food you are eating during each meal which contributes to making weight loss easier. You can get rid of inches off of your waist helping you get the belly fat you have always desired. The African mango diet will help you lose those extra pounds of undesirable fat on your thighs, belly, and buttocks. You will be able to wear those clothes you have always wanted to without the fear of not looking good.

There are many other benefits of the African mango diet to your health, which will be mentioned at a later time. It has been even recommended by Doctor Oz on his television show in the United States.