Cumquats (Kumquats) or clementines read on to find out how they make you feel good


The Health Benefits of Clementines

Ideal as a convenient snack food, Clementines are low in calories, while supplying a wide range of nutrition. Only two clementines will supply your daily recommended intake of vitamin C and the fruit is also high in vitamin B1, B9, fiber and beta carotene


Collagen production and immunity One Clementine contains approximately 37mg of vitamin C, almost half of the recommended daily intake for adults. Vitamin C is necessary for the production of collagen, an important structural compound needed throughout our body. Vitamin C also boosts the immune system and is a Powerful anti-oxidant, protecting cells from damage by free radicals

Prevention of birth defects and lower blood pressure The folic acid, or B9 vitamin, in clementines is proven to play a role in preventing neural tube birth defects when taken prior to conception. Other potential benefits of folic acid include decreasing blood pressure, due to the relaxing effect on blood vessels

Energy production Vitamin B1 in clementines is responsible for converting carbohydrates into energy, which ensures smooth functioning of the heart, lungs, brain and kidneys

Rich in Fiber Clementines contain a lot of fiber, which bulks the stools and helps digestion and elimination, preventing digestive disorders like constipation

Improves vision With a high content of beta carotene and ascorbic acid, Clementines are good for the eye-sight. Studies indicate that the intake of these two substances reduce the loss of vision due to aging

Calming The sweet aromatic smell of Clementines has a calming effect on the nervous system. Studies indicated that the aroma of the fruit triggers the secretion of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, which decreases stress and makes you feel good

Weight Loss

Low in calories with little to no fat and one piece of fruit containing under 40 calories, these orange goodies are an excellent snack for weight loss that supplies a good range of nutrition, like vitamins, minerals and fiber


Skin care the citric acid in clementines have an antibacterial working, which can benefit acne when applying the juice on the skin. Another advantage of using clementine juice on the skin is the collagen production, due to vitamin C, that helps to reduce fine lines


A salad made from Belgian endive with clementines and walnuts, tossed with a home-made vinaigrette is an original and tasty way to enjoy clementines

Another delicious salad with clementines is to combine it with smoked salmon and water cress, topped with toasted almonds and a lemon dressing

A salsa made from clementines, cherry tomatoes, red onion, chili pepper, cilantro and lemon juice pairs well with chicken, served on fresh corn tortillas

Convenient to take with you and easy to peel, clementines make for a healthy snack by themselves

Or preserve them with your favorite spices and a little liquor and warm the juice in winter, drink with honey and warm water, for great taste and health.

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Cassandra Austin

Kitchen Coaching, Nutrition and Selfcare

A Corporate Chef with extra qualifications in< Diet and Nutrition, Food and Wellness, Food Psychology, Kitchen Medicine Vocational education trainer in Commercial Cookery, Dip Hospitality Management  & Business



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