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15 AMAZING BENEFITS OF TANGERINE FRUIT FOR SKIN, HAIR AND HEALTH

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Tangerines are a specific variant of Mandarin oranges (Citrus Reticulate), which are reddish-orange in color. They belong to the family of Rutaceae and are cultivated mainly in the tropical forests of Southeast Asian provinces (1). Tangerine fruit trees are smaller in size as compared to orange trees, and the fruit has a deep orange color with a flat shape. It can be peeled easily and is a fibrous fruit nutrient-wise.


Its juicy segments have hybrid varieties too like Tangelos, Tangors, and Clementines. In the northern hemisphere, peak Tangerine season starts from October and lasts till April. The fruit is known for its fresh and citrus taste with its low calorie and high nutrient content. The vitamin content in the fruit is the best in its class. Tangerines are also a rich source of vitamin C, folate, and beta-carotene. The taste of Tangerine is stronger than orange; it is less sour and much sweeter.


BENEFITS OF TANGERINE:

NUTRIENT PACKED FRUIT

Tangerine is packed with vitamin A, B and C similar to oranges. It also contains iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. Thus, it improves vision, boosts reproductive health, and strengthens the immune system.


IMPROVES DIGESTION

Tangerine is loaded with dietary fiber. The fiber not only supports digestion, but also improves the overall functioning of the body. It eases bowel movements and nourishes the intestine cells.


DELAYS AGEING

Being a wonderful source of vitamin A and C, the skin benefits it offers is endless. It is an excellent choice to keep skin diseases at bay. The antioxidant properties reduce wrinkles, rebuild damaged cells, and enhance complexion. Thus, it keeps the skin young and supple.


OFFERS YOUTHFUL SKIN

Tangerine is rich in vitamin C, which is an amazing antioxidant that helps in combating free radicals. Thus, delaying the aging process, also it stimulates collagen production, which makes your skin supple and smooth.


BRIGHTER SKIN

Tangerine facial mask is prepared by blending four tangerine slices, honey, and yogurt.  Applying this mask regularly will give you a radiant skin. Also, the mask will remove harmful bacteria and excess oil, which leaves your skin fresh, blemish free and soft.


PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH

Vitamin B in the fruit supports hair growth, controls hair fall and delays graying. Vitamin C increases the iron availability and supports hair health. Vitamin A protects the hair against pollution and conditions the scalp. On the whole, the fruit makes the hair soft and silky.


MOISTURIZES THE SCALP

Vitamin A present in tangerine has antioxidant property, which works towards moisturizing and conditioning the scalp. Antioxidants fight against pollution, which is one of the reasons that make your hair weak.


DELAYS GREYING OF HAIR

Vitamin B12 prevents hair loss, supports hair growth and delays the process of graying.


HEALTHY AND LUSTROUS HAIR

Vitamin C aids in breaking down iron, which is an important source to maintain healthy tresses. Due to its break down, iron can be easily absorbed by the body. Applying tangerine juice will leave your hair healthy and shiny.


LOWERS CHOLESTEROL

Tangerine is low in fat content. It also contains soluble as well as insoluble fiber. These aid in the absorption of the excess fat and regulate the synthesis of bad cholesterol. Thus, it reduces the chances of becoming obese.


PREVENTS CANCER

Studies show that the fruit is very helpful to fight cancer. The bio-compounds such as beta- cryptoxanthin and limonene are found to have anticancer properties. In addition, vitamin A and C combat cancer. The fruit is especially good for breast cancer.


REGULATES BLOOD PRESSURE

The fruit contains potassium, which is critical for cardiovascular health. Potassium is also important for maintaining the blood pressure, as it is associated with contraction of blood vessels. It prevents hypertension and reduces the perils of stroke.


WEIGHT LOSS

The rich fiber content in tangerine gives a feeling of fullness. This helps you to eat less thereby controlling your weight. Also, tangerines help in lowering insulin, thus ensuring the stored fats are burned instead of storing them as sugar.


IMMUNE SYSTEM

Vitamin C is quite useful in combating cold thereby ensuring optimum performance of our immune system. Also, the antimicrobial properties of the fruit helps in preventing bacterial functions.


RESTRICTS CHOLESTEROL ABSORPTION

The fibers such as hemi-cellulose and pectin present in tangerine restrict cholesterol absorption in the gut thereby reducing the risk of obesity.

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