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Mandarinas: 5 beneficios para piel, pelo y salud

Tangerines: 5 benefits for skin, hair and health

Our tangerines are not only characterized by an extraordinary taste, they also bring numerous benefits to your health and beauty. Here are 5 reasons why you should eat tangerines every day.

1. Radiant skin

The vitamin C present in tangerines is a powerful antioxidant that helps skin regeneration and healing. It is an effective remedy for skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.

In addition, they protect against damage caused by UV rays. Regular consumption of mandarins can also prevent premature aging of the skin.

Vitamins C and E as well as the dietary fiber in tangerines are essential for healthy, blemish-free skin.

We also recommend these orange beauty treatments.

Prepare a mask with tangerineIt is very easy: Crush 1 or 2 mandarin orange segments and mix them with a spoonful of jogur and a spoonful of honey. Apply the mask on your face and leave it on for about half an hour.

2. Shiny hair

Tangerines are rich in vitamin E, B12 and B7 (biotin) which are essential for hair growth. In addition, the antioxidants present in tangerines protect the hair from environmental pollution.

Vitamin C is very important for the production of collagen which strengthens hair, facilitates wound healing and improves skin firmness.

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3. To prevent anemia

Vitamin C increases the absorption of vegetable iron. For this reason it is highly recommended to prevent iron deficiency anemia. So combine legumes, whole grains, dates, plums and nuts with tangerines to reap all the benefits.

4. Reduces cholesterol levels

The tangerines contain a substance called synephrine and antioxidants that help reduce bad cholesterol in the blood. They fight free radicals that oxidize cholesterol and thus prevent it from sticking to the walls of the arteries. In addition, they contain soluble and insoluble fiber that prevents cholesterol absorption in the intestine.

Learn how to to recognize the optimum ripeness of mandarins..

5. Protects against diabetes

Mandarins contain a flavonoid called nobiletin which, according to the results of a study by the University of Western Ontario (Canada), prevents the accumulation of fat and protects us from type 2 diabetes as well as arteriosclerosis. Nobiletin is found in high concentrations in the white rind of tangerines, so it is highly recommended to eat it even though it may have a bitter taste.

We recommend you to take advantage of the peels. Here we explain how to make orange (or tangerine) powder.

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