We are all, hopefully, aware that eating citrus fruits are good for our immune system thanks to their high levels of vitamin C.
But did you know that eating citrus fruits also helps to keep the gray hairs away?
Citrus fruits include oranges, grapefruit and guava which are all delicious but not that convenient to eat if your days are spent constantly on the go.
But one fruit you can eat on the go and is packed with nutrients are tangerines. Nutritionists say we should be eating one a day to help keep our bodies healthy and our hair strong.
What do tangerines do for your body?
According to Natural Food Series, tangerines can protect the heart, help regulate blood pressure, support eye health, assist in diabetes prevention, help wound healing, improve digestion, help to reduce osteoporosis and delay skin aging.
”Vitamin C helps the body produce more collagen, while vitamin A helps the hair stay hydrated by increasing the production of sebum,” Nutritionist Frida Harju-Westman told PureWow.
The vitamin B12 in tangerines promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, and slows down the graying process.
If the body lacks B12 it produces hydrogen peroxide which can turn your hair gray.
Tangerines are part of the mandarin orange family and originated in China.Apart from delaying the inevitable gray hairs these mighty little fruits have so many other incredible health benefits.
Do tangerines help you lose weight?
Tangerines are high in fiber and fairly low in calories, Healthline reports.
With just around 50 calories and 0.3 grams of fat in each one their high fiber content makes them beneficial for weight loss.
“Studies have shown that eating a high-fiber diet may be beneficial for weight reduction, decreasing the risk of heart disease, and improving blood sugar levels,” according to Healthline.
The difference between oranges, tangerines, and clementines
According to Livestrong.com, there are differences between oranges and tangerines, they are very similar fruits.
First of all, tangerines are much smaller than oranges, have slightly softer skin, and are a bit less “tart.”
Nutritionwise, tangerines do have significantly less vitamin C and fiber than oranges, so adding oranges to your diet for great skin and hair is also very much encouraged—though Frida specifically mentions tangerines.
The experts say tangerines are something we should be eating every day and when they taste so delicious there really isn’t any reason not to.
Please share with all your foodie friends and encourage them to do the same.