Did you know there are some differences in health benefits between a tangerine and an orange? Tangerines, smaller than oranges, actually pack a more powerful punch in terms of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants including vitamins C & A, calcium, magnesium & selenium, and beta-carotene & luteins.
Tangerines contain natural anti-viral and anti-cancer properties and are highly beneficial for colds, fever, flu, arthritis, epstein barr, shingles. They are particularly helpful for digestive disorders because they are high in pectin which helps improve digestion and elimination of waste matter. Off course, we all know that both oranges and tangerines are one of the best foods to juice or add to smoothies during cold and flu seasons due to their powerful effects on the immune system.
Looking for the perfect post-workout food? Try this Tangerine-Beet Smoothie. Tangerines help hydrate the body and replenish electrolytes. The beets increase oxygen in the blood and can really speed up recovery times. Your entire body will thank you if you consume fresh raw fruit and vegetables in the form of juices or smoothies, after a workout.
- 6-8 tangerines
- 1 super ripe banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 beet
Blend and enjoy!