What are the health benefits of tangerines?

Dole Nutrition Institute
As the top citrus source of pectin, tangerines may make you feel fuller: Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo found that pectin consumption reduces caloric intake in the obese. Studies also show that this soluble fiber benefits your heart by helping lower blood cholesterol levels. Tangerines are a top source of beta-cryptoxanthin, which is linked to lower lung- and prostate-cancer risk. British researchers found that people in the top one-third of beta-cryptoxanthin intake were almost half as likely to develop polyarthritis (inflammation affecting two or more joint groups) as those in the lowest third.

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Health Value Of Foods

Health Value Of Foods

A healthy diet is rich in foods with high nutritional value, providing your body with the vitamins, minerals and other food nutrients it needs to protect against disease and maintain a healthy weight. To identify healthy foods, it...

's important to read nutrition labels and know the source of your food. Products advertised as whole-grain, organic or fortified may not necessarily be healthy for you. Find out how to get the most health value from various fruits, nuts, spices, oils and vegetables -- and learn which types of red meat and processed foods to avoid -- with expert advice from Sharecare.

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