Mankai is effective in decreasing LDL-cholesterol (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317802)
as was demonstrated in a long term clinical trial. A continuous study revealed that Mankai, as part of a green diet, promotes dramatic proximal aortic de-stiffening, e.g vascular anti-aging.
As an overall, Mankai may amplify the beneficial cardiometabolic effects of Mediterranean diet.
A recent study using an artificial gut demonstrated that Mankai, as a prebiotic, could modify the gut microbiota and affect the extent of degradation of polyphenols through the production of smaller phenolic acids and short chain fatty acids produced upon Mankai fiber fermentation.
A new study published in NUTRIENTS, conducted by leading university experts explored the unique health and dietary benefits of Mankai. The study attempted to identify the polyphenol composition of Mankai, through its activity in the digestive system in a long-term and large-scale clinical trial. About 200 different polyphenolic compounds were identified in Mankai, indicating a direct link between Mankai and gut microbiome.
In a long-term clinical trial, Mankai, as part of the green MED diet, doubled the MRI-assessed intra-hepatic fat loss. Mankai, as a polyphenol reach source, was independently associated with the impressive loss of the intrahepatic fat.
Mankai contains bioactive B12 compounds and could serve as a B12 plant-based food source after an examination of the presence of B12 in Mankai, predicted functional pathways using gut-bioreactor, and the effects of long-term Mankai consumption as a partial meat substitute, on serum B12 concentrations.
improved blood glucose levels In randomized controlled crossover trial among humans.
In this trial, published in Diabetes Care, the researchers compared
Mankai shake consumption to a yogurt shake equivalent in carbohydrates,
protein, lipids, and calories. Following two weeks of monitoring with glucose
sensors, participants who consumed the Mankai shake showed a much better
response in a variety of measurements, including lower glucose rise, later peak
time, faster bloodstream glucose evacuation and lower morning fasting glucose
levels. In addition, Mankai maintained a better sense of satiety.
Mankai is a rich source of iron, which is highly absorbed and bioavailable. Mankai could treat Anemia at the same rate in rats' experiments and extend as an iron remedy. In humans 6-month randomized controlled trial among hundreds of participants, the group, which has been randomized to consume a green Mediterranean diet with daily Mankai shake and less meat/ poultry, did not decrease and actually improved its blood iron homeostasis and folic acid levels.
Mankai is a rich source of protein – which is bioavailable with its nine essential amino acids and is also a source of B12 vitamin.
In a randomized controlled trial in humans to explore the protein bioavailability of Mankai - it was found that all the Mankai’s essential amino acids were well absorbed and emerged in the bloodstream. Mankai’s complete protein profile is comparable to the golden standard of protein – The egg.
Extremely versatile in the kitchen, Mankai is the only plant source to have many nutritional benefits. Research shows it is an excellent source of numerous nutrients including vitamin K (providing 580-percent of the recommended daily value), folate, vitamins A, zinc, and iron. It's also a good source of vitamin B12 and provides omega-3 fats. Click here to find out more about the science and discover some recipes.