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The Mango Diet?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Summer is just half over, and there is still time for one more unsubstantiated weight-loss craze to dupe hopeful dieters before swimsuit season is over. We’ve already had the cabbage diet, the acai diet, now it’s time for the “mango diet.” Never mind that innumerable mango eaters worldwide are plus-sized. There is no need to let facts stand in the way of a profitable enterprise. The mango diet is here with a vengeance, and many is the fool who will spend good money on this latest bit of smoke and mirrors.

Let’s start with the basics. Mango (Mangifera indica) is one of the most succulent and delectable fruits in nature. Juicy, sweet and fragrant, the mango is the most widely cultivated fruit throughout the tropics. Cultivated heavily worldwide in virtually all tropical locales, mango originates from South Asia and is now widely distributed wherever it can grow. The so-called “mango diet” uses the African “bush mango,” a wild species called Irvinga gabonensis. According to the perpetrators of this mango scheme, this wild species contains a special agent called IGOB131, that eliminate fats in the body. Skirting hard science while making big promises, the promoters of the mango diet claim that the seeds of this wild fruit contain “special fiber” that binds to cholesterol and helps to eliminate unwanted fats from the body- thereby resulting in rapid weight loss. Don’t you believe it for a New York minute.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/08/10/mango-diet/#ixzz2Q8Cyzk19

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