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Why tangerines are so healthy

  1. Mandarins â € “which Dutch person doesn't know them? Although in the past they were mainly used as a treat at Sinterklaas, they are now available everywhere. The average Dutch person even eats no less than four kilos of mandarins a year, making it one of the most popular types of fruit in the Netherlands.

  2. Mandarins â € “which Dutch person doesn't know them? Although in the past they were mainly used as a treat at Sinterklaas, they are now available everywhere. The average Dutch person even eats no less than four kilos of mandarins a year, making it one of the most popular fruits in the Netherlands.

  1. It is therefore the sixth most imported fruit in our country, because our climate is not really inviting for the constant cultivation of mandarins.

  2. It is therefore the sixth most imported fruit in our country, because our climate does not really invite the constant cultivation of mandarins.

  1. There are several benefits to tangerines that most people don't know about. That is why today we take a closer look at mandarins and consider how good this fruit is for us.

What's in tangerines?

  1. Mandarins - a fruit with a reddish orange skin is of course regularly available in the supermarket. What people may not know is that mandarins are regularly used in various Asian dishes. Mandarins are relatively low in calories. One cup of tangerines contains only 103 calories, making them great for use in a low-calorie diet.

  1. Mandarins also provide significant amounts of a few essential nutrients, such as fiber and vitamins. These are nutrients that can improve our health.

  1. Mandarins contain a large amount of fiber, which is a special form of carbohydrates. Each cup of tangerine wedges (this is about 2 medium tangerines) contains about 3.5 grams of dietary fiber.

  1. Unlike other carbohydrates, our body does not break down fiber into energy.

  1. Pulls fiber through our digestive tract, helps keep stools regular and can help fight obesity. In addition, eating fiber has been shown to help lower blood cholesterol. This reduction in turn reduces our risk of cardiovascular disease.

  1. Each cup of tangerines contains approximately 9 (for men) to 14 (for women) percent of the recommended daily fiber intake.

  1. Mandarins are also an excellent source of vitamin C. Each cup of tangerine wedges provides us with about 52 milligrams of vitamin C. This is 58 percent of the daily recommended intake for men and 69 percent of the daily recommended intake for women.

  1. Vitamin C aids in the synthesis of collagen, a protein your body needs to produce strong skin and maintain strong bones. In addition, vitamin C also aids in healthy teeth, promotes efficient wound healing and acts as an antioxidant to help prevent genetic mutations (such as cancer).

  2. Vitamin C aids in the synthesis of collagen, a protein your body needs to create strong skin and maintain strong bones. In addition, vitamin C also aids in healthy teeth, promotes efficient wound healing and acts as an antioxidant to help prevent genetic mutations (such as cancer).

  1. Have you ever wondered why mandarins have that orange-red color? The color of a tangerine peel is due to the high amount of carotenoids it contains. This is a family of pigments that also serve as sources of vitamin A.

  1. People need vitamin A for good vision (especially at night) and for healthy cell development. With enough vitamin A in our diet you also strengthen your immune system and this vitamin also promotes healthy wound healing.

  1. With just one cup of tangerines you increase your intake of vitamin A by as much as 44 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 60 percent for women.

Tips for eating more tangerines

  1. The sweet taste of tangerines makes it quite easy to just peel and eat them. But mandarins can also be used very well in different recipes. For example, do you want to make an exotic oatmeal instead of the same thing every day? Then add mandarin wedges and toasted coconut to your oatmeal and you will immediately notice that it has a more exotic taste.

  2. The sweet taste of tangerines makes it quite easy to simply peel and eat them. But mandarins can also be used very well in different recipes. For example, do you want to make an exotic oatmeal instead of the same thing every day? Then add mandarin wedges and toasted coconut to your oatmeal and you will immediately notice that it has a more exotic taste.

  1. Or add mandarin wedges to your cereal or quark.

  1. Add a combination of coconut water (available at health food stores), frozen tangerine wedges, spinach and cocoa into a blender and you have a smoothie that's completely packed with fiber and vitamins. Try thin wedges of mandarin and fennel for a quick and easy salad. Toss in a little vinaigrette made from tangerine juice, olive oil, and mint for extra flavor.

  1. Combine finely chopped tangerine wedges with mangoes, chopped red onion and some lime juice for a tasty fruit salsa that goes great with grilled chicken or pork chops. Drizzle fresh tangerines with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon, or dip them in melted dark chocolate to make a delicious yet fairly healthy dessert.

  1. Clearly, tangerines have more to offer than most people think.

The health benefits of tangerines

  1. We've already looked at what exactly is in tangerines, but there are plenty of other health benefits that may not have been immediately apparent. These are some of the main health benefits of eating tangerines.

  1. Mandarins contain numerous powerful antioxidants such as limonene linalool, pinene, terpineol, pinene and myrcene. Because of these antioxidants, tangerines protect the human body from damage caused by free radicals.

  1. These free radicals are created during metabolic reactions and can cause serious conditions. The most important and famous of these is cancer.

  1. Citrus fruits, including mandarins, contain compounds called flavonoids. These lower the risk that we will develop certain health problems. An article published in 2012 in "Stroke," a journal of the American Heart Association, stated that the flavonoids in citrus fruits could drastically reduce the risk of stroke.

  1. The same flavonoids can greatly reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.

  1. An article published in 2009 concluded that eating citrus fruits can significantly reduce the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. In addition, these flavonoid compounds found in citrus fruits may also help stop cancerous growth, according to an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2000

  1. Just like oranges, tangerines are rich in vitamin C. This vitamin cannot be produced by the body itself, so it is necessary to get it from an external source. This not only helps in strengthening our immune system and fighting cardiovascular disease, but also helps prevent problems of high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries.

  1. In addition, vitamin C is also important for healthy skin, especially in the production of collagen. Partly because of this, it is a good idea to eat more tangerines if someone has acne or other nasty skin conditions.

  1. Mandarins contain high amounts of dietary fiber, which ensures the proper functioning of our digestive system. This helps to prevent digestion-related ailments, such as nasty problems such as constipation.

  1. In addition, mandarins also contain a considerable amount of potassium. Potassium is a mineral that keeps our digestive system working as it should. This mineral makes it easier for our intestines to contract and relax again. This makes it easier for our food and waste products to pass through the intestines. A tangerine contains 131 milligrams of potassium.

  1. Anyone who has ever eaten tangerines knows that they can grow quite large and contain a lot of juice. However, tangerines contain no fat and very few calories. Partly because of this, they are a perfect snack to satisfy hunger at noon. It makes you feel like you have something in your stomach but it doesn't add a lot of extra calories.

  1. The amounts of beta-carotene and ascorbic acid present in tangerines help improve our vision. Researchers have shown that regular intake of these substances play an important role in preventing age-related vision loss. In addition, tangerines also contain folic acid, which improves the production of red blood cells and helps prevent anemia (too low a level of hemoglobin in the blood).

  1. Do you also love the scent of mandarins as soon as you take the peel off? You are not alone, it is even programmed in our brains. The aromatic scent of tangerines causes our brains to release a certain substance. This substance is a neurotransmitter in the brain that makes us feel less stress.

  1. Because of this, even the scent of tangerines can relieve stress and make us feel refreshed again.

How do you choose good tangerines?

  1. Mandarins are winter season fruits. However, it is possible to find them in the supermarket all year round. Buy healthy looking fruits that have a bright orange color and feel heavy on the hand (remember that they contain juice). Avoid fruits that have distinct dark spots, that feel excessively soft or "hollow" in the hand.

  1. Although the seeds in tangerines may not be bad for our health, they do have a distinctly bitter taste. This makes it a good idea to just spit them out and throw them away.

  1. Most mandarins sold in the Netherlands come from Brazil, Spain, Morocco, and Greece. When picked tangerines are still green, they only turn orange under the influence of very cold temperatures.

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