It's no secret that citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, so grabbing an orange, grapefruit, guava, or the like will definitely bring added benefits. Tangerines in particular are in that category and though they be but little, they are mighty.
Nutritionist Frida Harju-Westman told PureWow that they can delay gray hairs a bit longer. Truly! Because of the vitamins in tangerines, your body can seriously benefit. "Vitamin C helps the body produce more collagen, while vitamin A helps the hair stay hydrated by increasing the production of sebum," Frida shared.
Tangerines' B12 "can [also] help slow the graying process," which occurs when the body lacks said vitamin, causing it to produce hydrogen peroxide-AKA turn gray. Therefore, more B12 (tangerines), less grays. Woo!
While gorgeous skin and hair are definitely perks of eating tangerines every day for the rest of your life, that's certainly not the only benefit.
What do tangerines do for your body?
Besides keeping the vibrant color in your hair longer and delaying the aging of your skin, tangerines also have many serious health benefits as well. According to Natural Food Series, tangerines can improve digestion, regulate blood pressure, protect your heart, and reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes, and Osteoporosis.
Do tangerines help you lose weight?
Tangerines, like oranges, are high in fiber and fairly low in calories, Healthline reports, adding: "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."
What is the difference between oranges, tangerines, and clementines?
Livestrong.com shares that though there are differences between oranges and tangerines, they are very similar fruits. Most obviously, tangerines are much smaller than oranges, have slightly softer skin, and are a bit less "tart." Nutritionally, tangerines 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. Clementines, like Cuties and Sweeties, are the smallest of the three and have the easiest skin to peel.