A Good Mandarin Is Easy To Find

179125144Mandarin oranges, sometimes called tangerines, are a common, quick snack for the young and old. Mandarins are also used in main dishes, salads and desserts, such as gelatin and pudding.  However, this grab-and-go snack does more than provide a pleasing taste. Mandarin oranges have multiple health benefits, from reducing the risk of cancer to weight loss.

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Cancer Fighter

Mandarin oranges can lower your risk of liver cancer, says the RxPG News site. In a study published in the March 2009 issue of Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, researchers found that, people with chronic viral hepatitis who drank mandarin orange juice reduced their risk of developing liver cancer. In the 2.5-year study, participants with the disorder hepatitis who consumed a beverage containing mandarin juice daily showed no signs of liver cancer. This is in contrast to the 8.9 percent rate of liver cancer found among the participants who did not drink the daily beverage.

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