I was waiting for the moment to tell you a treat that I tried recently and that is also full of benefits. A friend came this week from her trip to Asia and opened my eyes with this slimming secret. You have to know!
It is an exotic fruit (strange name) and multiple benefits for your health and your figure … I know that by the end of this article you will die for trying: the kumquat.
This also known as dwarf orange, has an oval shape and a fine and aromatic skin that can be yellow, orange or red depending on its type.
In addition, it has a delicious taste, between sweet and sour, being very similar to other citrus fruits, but with the difference of the Kumquat that can be eaten completely, including the skin. Yes, nothing is wasted.
Kumquat has a low caloric value (63 calories per 100g). Still, it is one of the most incredible sources of phyto-nutrients that benefit health, such as dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidant pigments.
8 kumquats equals 10 grams of fiber, and eating a handful of kumquats is not very difficult to achieve! That amount of fiber helps keep the gastrointestinal tract moving and regulates your digestion to a healthy level.
It can help you eliminate constipation, excess gas, bloating and cramping, while increasing the efficiency of nutrient absorption.
Enhance weight loss:
Its high fiber content, high water content, low calories make kumquats ideal for people trying to lose weight. They fill you up and keep you healthy without adding too many calories to your plan, which will reduce your desire to overeat.
Hair and teeth:
Although it is difficult to find the connection between citrus fruits and your hair, vitamin C, natural organic compounds, antioxidants and minerals have an important effect on the quality, texture, fat and strength of your. The same goes for teeth and, fortunately, kumquats are filled with some of the best nutrients for hair and teeth, such as calcium, potassium and vitamin C.
In addition to its beneficial effect on digestion, kumquats are also excellent for the prevention of diabetes. Dietary fiber can help optimize the balance of insulin and glucose in the body, thus preventing people from developing this terrible and incurable disease.
Impulse of energy:
The kumquat is rich in carbohydrates, and before you get scared of the bad reputation and the many “No Carbs” diets that there are, let me tell you that these are essential for our bodies, especially if we are very active people and we need to replenish our reserves of energy in a simple way.
Kumquats can provide that necessary boost of energy in our diets, while also giving us all their other benefits! Its high level of riboflavin, a key vitamin involved in the production of energy, makes this process even easier.
These have an impact on the immune system in a large number of different ways, as they are rich in vitamin C, like their larger siblings, oranges (which have more calories and sugar)!
It helps stimulate the growth of new cells and increases the activity of the immune system to keep our body protected from foreign invaders, infections, bacteria and fungi.
Without vitamin C as our defense, we would not only be unable to protect ourselves, but we would not be able to heal either.