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5 good reasons why you should eat tangerines every day
When it gets cold again outside, it’s time for tangerines. Not only are they delicious, they are also really good for us – you can find out why here!
Especially in the cold season we have to pamper our body with lots of vitamins and fiber – also so that our immune system can work optimally and we are less susceptible to infection. A real health booster are mandarins, which luckily can now be bought everywhere.
But what makes the sweet little citrus fruits so healthy? We explain five reasons why you should eat tangerines every day now.
1. Mandarins strengthen the bones
Tangerines contain a lot of trace elements and minerals such as calcium. This strengthens the bones and ensures healthy teeth. In addition, mandarins have a particularly good bioavailability – this means that the body can better absorb the nutrients contained in the citrus fruit. The reason for this is the fruit acid in the tangerine.
2. Mandarins are good for the skin
The body needs a lot of vitamin C for healthy and firm skin, because this ensures that more collagenous connective tissue is built up. And that in turn gives us beautiful, smooth skin. However, the body cannot produce vitamin C itself; it has to be absorbed through food. And the tangerine is a real vitamin C bomb! Also important for the skin and abundant in mandarins: the so-called pro-vitamin A, also known as beta-carotene. It ensures that cells are regenerated.
3. Mandarins improve the immune system
We also benefit from the vitamin C in tangerines in the fight against colds. In general, the vitamin strengthens our defenses, but if it does get us, it can also shorten the duration of the cold. Three to four mandarins a day are ideal – this means we have already covered a third of our daily vitamin C requirement.
4. Mandarins help you lose weight
Hard to believe, but true: US researchers found out with a study that mandarins can even help us lose weight. Accordingly, the substance nobiletin contained in citrus fruits stimulates fat burning. Tip: Nobiletin is mainly located directly under the peel in the white fibers, which you often tend to peel off. So it’s worth eating them too.
5. Mandarins protect the liver
By the way, nobiletin has another good property: The substance also ensures that excessive fat cannot accumulate in the liver and thus keeps it healthy. Fatty liver, which can be caused primarily by the intake of a lot of sugar and carbohydrates, is a trigger for various diseases such as various types of cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis.
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