Tangerines are perfect for folks needing a little snack and yet still respect their diet. Tangerines are low in calories (about 100 grams) only has 53 calories. A five-minute jog or a fifteen-minute walk burns that right off. Since they are the perfect size to carry, a person can eat a tangerine while walking right past the corner market without stopping.
Perhaps just as important for your weight-loss program, the average-sized tangerine only has a third of a gram of dietary fat. Since each gram of dietary fat has twice the amount of calories than a gram of protein or carbohydrates, that means most of your tangerine calories are fat-free.
Since tangerines are not as tart as other kinds of oranges, they make a perfect introduction fruit for kids. Each one is a sweet treat, and the individual pieces are easy for little fingers to pick up. They teach children (and parents) that maintaining a healthy weight can be tasty and fun.
No matter if you are starting at twenty pounds, or trying to lose that last five, you have to keep a healthy body. Fad diets and extreme fasting are dangerous. Tangerines help you keep you healthy and strong while supporting your weight loss goal. An average-sized tangerine has 27mg of Vitamin C, that is 1/3 of the RDA for women and roughly the same for men. Each one also contains 37mg of Calcium. That is about four percent of the RDA for women and men.
So when you finish that morning walk, grab a couple of tangerines. You will replace a little fluid while also giving yourself a treat that will not harm your diet and help keep you free from colds while also providing bone support.