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CNY Indulgence – Mandarin Oranges : Yay/Nay?

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CNY Indulgence – Mandarin Oranges : Yay/Nay?

 

Bring out the cookies and oranges – it’s time to celebrate the joys of celebratory eating again! With Chinese New Year approaching, we are sure to be stacked with goodies especially the staple mandarin oranges. You can’t miss them in their bright red boxes and in every basket of every household. But has it ever occurred to you what sort of benefits it brings to our health or lack thereof?

 

Let’s find out if it’s a thumbs up or a thumbs down:

 

1.  Yay: Vitamin C source

 

Of course, like oranges, mandarin oranges are also a great source of Vitamin C. During this festive season, it’s a relief to know that your most frequented snack is also an illness buster – aiding in improving your immunity as well as fighting unstable molecules in our body called free radicals.

 

2.  Yay: Aids in weight loss

 

Hang on, weight loss? On this eating spree? That’s the epitome of a bundle of joy right there! Yes, it’s true. Mandarin oranges are incredibly high in fibre and will keep you full for longer periods of time. Plus, it is also said to lower insulin levels; thus, using the sugar as energy instead of storing them as fats. How wonderful is that?

 

3.  Yay: Great for your skin

 

All those frequent eating of oily and unhealthy foods this CNY could lead you to a break-out if not taken care of. But who knew a remedy was only an arm stretch away! With its high antioxidant properties, mandarin oranges help in flushing out the toxins in your body leaving you with young, beautiful glowing skin.

 

Mandarin oranges may appear to only be a seasonal snack over TV or mah-jong sessions, but who knew it would pack a great punch in the benefit of our overall health? It’s safe to say that this fruit is a definite “Yay”. So, don’t hesitate to pick one up and enjoy!

 

Happy Chinese New Year!

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