Tangerines – Health In A Small Package

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Compared to other similar fruit tangerines are a lot smaller, but equally powerful as orange, lemon and other similar fruits.

Experts say tangerine contains many antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protects against many diseases, and according to some researches, tangerine protects against liver cancer.

According to some researches tangerine is really powerful and has proven to be helpful in reducing the risk of cancer in people suffering from hepatitis.


Tangerines have the power to satisfy up to 80% of the daily needs for vitamin C and vitamin A, and we have already discussed about the benefits these two vitamins provide.

Tangerines are full of antioxidants -- powerful guardian of all body cells.

All the studies conducted in order to prove the benefits tangerines offer show that this fruit is especially powerful in the cases of hyperlipidemia -- higher level of bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

According to these facts tangerine is especially useful in prevention of atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.

Tangerines are powerful in the process of building the immune system, they contain high amounts of diet fiber which can easily satisfy your hunger. Tangerines are good for different diet regimes.

This fruit can quickly satisfy your satiety and make you lose the feeling of hunger. So it is not necessary to point out that tangerines are great for your and you should consume this fruit as much as you can, it is sweet, tiny, delicious and so powerful…


Tangerines “tonify your health”

We all know that these winter days require higher vitamin C intake, and this vitamin is mostly found in citrus fruits -- tangerines, oranges, lemons and grapefruit. Since this fruit is in season, you should consume it as much as you can.

For this reason you should most certainly put at least few of these fruits on your daily menu.

100 g tangerines contain only 34 kcal and 30 mg vitamin C, which is twice as much as the amount oranges contain, and besides this fact tangerines contain beta-carotene too. Beta-carotene decomposes in vitamin A which is important for the eyesight and beautiful skin.

Tangerines contain folic acid, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, as well as diet fiber, important for the balance in the digestive system.


According to the researches, consuming tangerines can help you lower the risk of heart attack, diabetes, strokes. Nobiletin, pigment found in the tangerine peel is ten times as strong as the pigment found in the grapefruit peel.

Nobiletin is also beneficial in reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attack and stroke. To sum up, it is important not to throw away tangerine peel if the fruit is not chemically treated.

If it is chemically treated, which is the case in 90% of the tangerine production processes, wash tangerines thoroughly using regular detergent, and then rinse them carefully.

Cut the tangerine peel in pieces and let it dry, and later you can add it in cookies, tea and even in your bathtub.Essential oils found in tangerine peel help regeneration of damaged skin and cure insomnia, and they also have antiseptic and tonifyic effect.