Mandarin Diet – a citrus weight loss technique that not only stimulates the loss of extra pounds, but also strengthens the immune system, normalizes digestion, eliminates congestion, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, neutralizes the effects of stress, improves intestinal motility and metabolism. The beneficial properties of the fruit are due to the presence of organic acids, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins A, B, PP, C and mineral compounds (potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus). Flavonoids, glycosides, essential oils are concentrated in the peel of fruits.
Depending on the list of allowed products, a tangerine diet can be rigid or combined, and for a duration of three, five, seven, or fourteen days. Daily plumb is from 0,2 to 1 kg. The rate of dropping extra pounds depends on the type of diet practiced, the amount of fat deposits and the individual characteristics of the body.
It is interesting that in ancient China juice was squeezed from tangerines, it was believed that a healing divine drink returns youth and fills with life energy.
The benefits of diet
Mandarin is a fruit of the citrus family of saturated yellow or orange color, depending on the variety. Sweet flesh with seeds, consists of 10-12 slices. A distinctive feature of the fruit is its strong, stable aroma, which appears in the air when peeling off due to the content of essential oils in its composition. The homeland of citrus is China. Currently cultivated in Greece, France, Portugal, Georgia, Turkey, Spain.
Tangerines up to 88% consist of water, 12% – carbohydrates, 2% – dietary fiber, 0,8% – protein, 0,3% – fat. This is an excellent dietary product, 100 g of pulp contains 38-52 calories. The fruit helps with nausea, flatulence, constipation and indigestion, quenches thirst, boosts immunity, and prevents the appearance of helminths. Orange citrus fruits lower blood pressure, have anti-sclerotic properties, improve metabolic reactions, accelerate recovery from bronchitis, asthma. In addition, they fortify the body, which is especially important in the winter-spring period.
Benefits of tangerine diet:
- It normalizes insulin levels, which prevents the development of type 2 diabetes.
- Improves the condition of the skin, hair, restores bone tissue, removes toxins.
- Lowers cholesterol, the likelihood of developing atherosclerosis, which reduces the overall risk of heart attack and stroke.
The diet on tangerines improves the cardiovascular system.
- Stimulates the expression of genes that are responsible for the normalization of metabolism, as well as triggers the splitting of adipose tissue.
- Increases the body’s barrier function, saturating it with ascorbic acid. Mandarins contain phytoncides, which in turn, have a pronounced antimicrobial effect.
Is it possible to gain weight if you eat only mandarins?
Of course not. Citrus fruits are categorized as low-calorie foods, so you cannot get over them. The main thing to eat ripe high-quality fruits grown without the use of harmful additives. However, it is not recommended to take a strict diet for people with gastrointestinal diseases, because fruits contain organic acids that increase the secretion of digestive juices, which can lead to an exacerbation of pathology.
Interestingly, the chemical composition of mandarin includes a unique substance, nobile, which resists the deposition of fat in the liver, as well as synephrine, which has anti-edematous, decongestant and anti-mucus properties.
The second side of the medal
The mandarin contains aggressive organic acids, which irritate the mucous membrane of the digestive tract.
Citrus diet is forbidden to practice with the following health problems:
- inflammatory processes in the intestines, gastritis with increased acidity of gastric juice, peptic ulcer, enteritis, colitis;
- hepatitis, nephritis, cholecystitis;
All citrus fruits are strong allergens, including tangerines. The main signs of individual intolerance to an exotic fruit are tearing, itchy eyes, hives, skin rashes, nasal congestion, Quincke’s edema. It is better not to allow larynx swelling, since in this case the risk of suffocation increases, the count goes for minutes. In most cases, the allergy develops rapidly and after an 30 minute anaphylactic shock can occur, which poses a threat to human life. In this situation, you need to act quickly: give the victim an antihistamine drug (“Erius”, “Zodak”, “Tavegil”), call the help team. Further treatment of an allergic person is reduced to observing a diet and cleansing the body by means of taking sorbents and passing plasmapheresis (in severe cases).
Tangerine slimming technique vitamins the body and helps to “remove the sides.” However, due to the strict restriction of carbohydrates, the diet deprives it of the required energy. As a result, a person experiences a feeling of weakness, dizziness. In addition, any mono-diet causes persistent aversion to the main product, is not easily tolerated by the body, causes moral and physical discomfort.
During the observance of the tangerine diet, ordinary bread, sugar, muffins, alcohol, cereals, cereal side dishes are excluded from the menu.
The combined variation of the technique allows the consumption of carbohydrates in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Designed for minimum weight correction from 1 to 2 kg. The basis of nutrition is tangerines. In addition to citrus, the diet of a slimming person can be supplemented with lean meat, chicken eggs, and white cabbage.
Breakfast consists exclusively of a cup of unsweetened green tea. Lunch and dinner involves the use of permitted foods, and a single serving of food should not exceed 200 g.
Mandarins are recommended to be eaten in between meals, because any fruit inhibits the digestion of food and, if you eat them together, the digestive system is subjected to double the load, which is unacceptable.
Sample menu for the day:
- breakfast – green tea – 200 ml;
- lunch – an omelet from two chicken proteins;
- dinner – boiled chicken – 100 g, white cabbage without salt – 100 g.
Snacks – tangerines according to 4 pcs.
Effectively eliminates 3-4 kg. It is a modified version of the protein-carbohydrate diet. The daily diet of losing weight is made by the proteins of chicken eggs (10 pieces) and tangerines (1,5 kg), which should be consumed separately from each other. The minimum interval between consuming these products is 2 hours. Split meals are welcome. The entire volume of food is distributed into equal portions, which are consumed during the day, alternating proteins and tangerines.
The egg-citrus diet is strictly forbidden to practice for people prone to allergies, since each of the allowed ingredients is the strongest allergen that can cause an unwanted reaction to the body. Daily ration: breakfast, lunch and dinner – tangerines – up to 500 g;
Snacks during the day – by 3 egg white.
The result is minus 4 kg and a more comfortable option for losing weight. Compared to previous options, the seven-day mandarin diet implies a more varied diet. In addition to citrus fruits, it is allowed to eat lean fish, lean meat, vegetables, and chicken eggs. Thanks to this diet menu is better balanced, easier to carry.
Diet for the day:
- breakfast – lean meat – 50 g or boiled chicken egg, green tea – 200 ml;
- lunch – low-fat cottage cheese or salad of non-starchy vegetables – 150 g;
- dinner – boiled fish or meat – 100 g, rosehip broth – 200 ml.
For 30 minutes before each meal, use 4 pcs mandarin.
Ten or fourteen day
Intended for dropping 7 kg. A distinctive feature of this weight loss program is compliance with the fractional five meals a day (in previous versions it was three times). The menu focuses on the following products: boiled lean fish, boiled eggs, sauerkraut, tangerines, vegetable soups, skinless chicken.
- breakfast – mandarin – 4 pcs;
- second breakfast – boiled chicken egg – 1 pcs;
- lunch – sauerkraut – 200 g, baked chicken fillet – 100 g;
- afternoon snack – tangerine – 3 pcs;
- dinner – vegetable puree soup – 200 ml, boiled fish – 100
In the event of a sharp feeling of hunger, it is allowed to additionally eat a portion of mandarin, drink apple or orange juice.
A prerequisite is a plentiful drink. A minimum of 2 liters of water per day. After the end of the diet, in order to maintain the result, it is important to observe moderation in nutrition, include tangerines in the daily menu, lead an active lifestyle, and not overeat.
The benefits of tangerine peel
It is interesting that citrus fruits are valued not only for their rich chemical composition, excellent taste and low calorie content, but also for non-waste. The peel of an exotic fruit is rich in essential oils, phytoncides, vitamins and antioxidants, thanks to which it is successfully used in cosmetology and traditional medicine to treat digestive problems, prevent colds, and reduce stress.
To reduce the manifestations of cough and runny nose, the peel is dried, poured boiling water, the broth is poured into a container with a narrow neck, inhale steam.
Tangerine skins are used to prepare alcohol tinctures for the treatment of dry unproductive cough and strengthen immunity. For this, 30 g of dried peel is poured with 200 ml of vodka, insist 7 days. Tincture is taken three times a day in diluted form (20 drops in 200 ml of water).
On the basis of a tangerine peel they prepare water for washing, body scrubs that cleanse the pores, tone and vitaminize the skin.
Thus, during the passage of citrus diet, it is useful to keep the peel from the fruit, dry it and use it to increase the barrier functions of the body in the offseason and in winter, as well as to improve the condition of the dermis, prolong its youth and beauty.
How to choose tangerines
To get the maximum benefit from the fruit you need to eat only high-quality, ripe fruit. Fresh citrus fruits are the most fragrant and delicious.
Remember, ripe mandarins spoil quickly. Therefore, during the passage of a weekly or two-week diet, it is not recommended to immediately buy fruit for the entire period of weight loss (in reserve).
Criterias of choice:
- surface integrity without dents or soft areas;
- uniform color (orange or yellow depending on the variety) without stains, mold;
- dense structure (dried up or softened indicates a poor quality of the goods, violation of storage conditions).
To determine the level of ripeness and freshness, you must click on the skin of the mandarin. Splashing juice suggests that the fruit is of high quality and can be eaten.
Interestingly, sweet specimens have a bright orange skin, slightly heavier than the rest, not flattened. Large and light in weight fruits often contain hard fiber with a large number of seeds, sour, without an optimal amount of juice.
The most environmentally friendly mandarins grown without the use of chemical fertilizers are considered Georgian. They have a light orange peel color, sweet-sour in taste. Medium-sized Spanish tangerines with a large-pored skin, of a rich orange color, are almost always sweet. Turkish have a yellow skin color, seedless, often acidic.
Tangerine diet is ideal for weight loss lovers of citrus. It improves mood, strengthens the immune system, prevents colds, gives vitality, enriches the body with vitamins, eliminates stagnation, regulates lipid metabolism, removes excess fluid, improves the condition of the skin, teeth and nails. It is dangerous for people prone to allergies, suffering from gastrointestinal diseases (gastritis, ulcers, colitis, pancreatitis), liver, kidneys, who underwent surgery. Contraindicated for use in pregnant and lactating women.
Depending on the duration and individual characteristics of the body, a mandarin diet saves extra pounds from 1 to 7. At the same time, in order to avoid the “activation” of histamine, the citrus diet is not recommended to repeat more often 1 times in 3-4 weeks. Otherwise, you can provoke an allergic reaction.