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Mandarinas contra el sobrepeso

Tangerines against overweight

The tangerines are delicious and very healthy, we already know that... but can they also help you lose weight?

Tangerine peels contain large amounts of nobiletin, a bitter-tasting flavonoid that helps fight obesity. Dr. Murray Huff of the University of Western Ontario published a study in 2011 in the journal "Diabetes" in which he concluded that this substance helps not only to prevent obesity but also type II diabetes and other diseases. In this study, carried out on mice, it was shown that nobiletin works as an important protector against obesity and, in the long term, also prevents atherosclerosis and the formation of plaques in the walls of the arteries (a possible cause of heart attacks and strokes). The scientists concluded that an increased consumption of foods rich in nobiletin over an extended period of time can help maintain a healthy weight and metabolism.

Another study conducted by researchers at Chubu and Kasugai University (Japan) in 2014, also with mice, confirmed that nobiletin helps reduce weight gain. There are numerous studies on nobiletin but further research on the benefits of this flavonoid is still needed. Nobiletin could be important in the treatment of metabolic syndrome (risk factors such as e.g. obesity or insulin resistance that increase the likelihood of coronary artery disease, stroke, type II diabetes).

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, tangerine peels have been used for thousands of years for weight loss and treatment of various diseases. If you want more information about the use of tangerine peels in Chinese Medicine, we recommend you to read this article.

Here is a very simple recipe that can help you burn fat:

Ingredients: green tea, tangerine, ginger.

Wash and cut 3 slices of ginger, wash and cut the tangerine, wash and cut the tangerine in slices (with the peel), add a spoonful of green tea and let it infuse in a liter of hot water for about 10 minutes. Strain the infusion, you can leave the mandarin slices if you want, they look nice to serve in a glass jar. To sweeten the drink you can use honey. It can be drunk hot or cold.

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