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Tangerine: Checkout The Amazing Health Benefits Of This Fruit

A flavonoid in this citrus fruit may help protect the body against the group of risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, which includes high fasting blood sugar, high triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure, according to previous animal research.

When researchers fed mice a typical “western” diet high in saturated fat, sodium, added sugar, and refined carbohydrates that was supplemented with the tangerine antioxidant nobiletin, the mice experienced no increase in cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, or blood sugar, but mice who didn’t get the nobiletin did see a rise.

Other past animal research has found that the compound may prevent atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries that can increase the risk for heart attack and stroke, the Mayo Clinic explains.

Interestingly, tangerine peels may play a role in helping to prevent certain types of cancer. A compound in the peel called salvestrol Q40 halts the activity of an enzyme that incites the growth of cancer cells, past research has found. Try some tangerine zest in your tea or sprinkled on a salad for a citrusy twist.

One medium-sized tangerine has 1.6 g of fiber, providing you with nearly 6 percent of your DV, plus over 23 mg of vitamin C, which is 26 percent of your DV, making it an excellent source.

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