Calamondin, or calamansi, is a citrus fruit that originates in the Philippines and looks a lot like tangerine. Actually, it’s an intergeneric hybrid of the mandarin orange and kumquat, full of nutritional goodness. No wonder that the health-focused people in the West have taken notice of the eyebrow-raising calamansi juice benefits.
Citrofortunella microcarpa (it’s the fruit’s Latin name) is cultivated throughout Southeast Asia and is used vastly in the local cuisines, especially in the Philippines and Malaysia.
Boosts the immune systemCalamansi fruit is extremely rich in vitamin C, which is known to be a number one nutrient in fighting viruses and retaining iron. It’s also rich in vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.
Reduces mucusThe citric acid in calamondin fruit breaks through the mucus and phlegm in your respiratory system. It also works against the inflammation in your respiratory tract and throat.
Detoxifies your bodyThe Citrofortunella microcarpa aids in flushing out the toxins that naturally accumulate in your body. This helps to relief your kidneys, colon, liver, and gallbladder. The effects will show on your skin, hair, mental health, and overall physical wellness.
Fights inflammationOne of the biggest calamansi benefits is that it fights inflammation in your body. Similarly to apple cider vinegar, this little crazy-sour buddy, which is full of anti-inflammatory tannins too, helps with normalizing the acidity levels in your stomach.
Good for the skin
It’s a common practice in Southeast Asian cultures to use Citrofortunella microcarpa externally on your skin. Because of its strong acid content, the fruit can eliminate those dark marks, age spots, acne scars, and blemishes on your face or your body.
It’s a good source of antioxidants and it is a natural exfoliator. This means it can rejuvenate your skin cells, brighten up the color, help getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles.
Aids in collagen productionWithout collagen nothing in our bodies would be in its place, muscles and skin very much included. It’s the main structural protein binding the different types of tissue throughout our bodies. Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients to help your body produce its own collagen.
Regulates glucose, insulin, and cholesterol levelsMany studies have shown improved conditions in those suffering from diabetes. This is because one of the main calamansi benefits is that it helps to moderate glucose and insulin levels in the blood. As a bonus, it also helps to balance cholesterol levels.
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