A luminary in medicine revealed an insidious feature of tangerines

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A luminary in medicine revealed an insidious feature of tangerines
A luminary in medicine revealed an insidious feature of tangerines

Tangerines, like other citrus fruits, are a he althy product. But everything is good in moderation. This was recalled by professor, doctor of medical sciences, immunologist-allergist Andrey Prodei

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The mandarin tree belongs to the Rutaceae family and is a small evergreen subtropical fruit tree. It has dark green shiny leaves, and its homeland is Southeast Asia, and in particular the lands of today's China and Vietnam.

The name of tangerines comes from the high Chinese dignitaries of the same name who treated this fruit with extreme respect.

Regular eating of citrus fruits and especially tangerines protects against the development of dementia and cognitive disorders. Tangerines are an excellent remedy for cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to the latest research.

The vitamin A contained in tangerines is needed for the immune system and good for the eyes, and bromine is important for the nervous system.

At the same time, however, mandarins have an insidious feature.

In people prone to allergic reactions, tangerines can cause unpleasant consequences. Citrus fruits are foods that are allergens in their own right. A person who is allergic to citrus fruits will quickly find out. By eating a little mandarin and he will immediately feel that his body reacts.

"The issue is not only that citrus fruits themselves are a highly allergenic product. Their composition, especially mandarins, are distinguished by the fact that they include substances that can cause a so-called pseudoallergic reaction," explains the allergist.

In addition, citrus fruits, especially tangerines, contain substances that cause a so-called pseudoallergic reaction - this is a dose-dependent reaction, that is, if you eat 1-2 tangerines - nothing will happen to you, but if a person has, for example, atopic dermatitis, it is more likely to have an exacerbation of the main disease," warned the doctor.

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A large percentage of people have such reactions: 15-20% of children suffer from it, he adds.

"Therefore, the dose matters in children. Until the age of 3, tangerines should not be in the diet at all: you can give the child a taste, but not give them regularly, because there are great risks of development of allergic reactions," said Andrei Prodei.

People often eat citrus fruits for vitamin C. But this vitamin is found in some other foods in much larger amounts.

“100 grams of tangerines contain about 44% of the daily dose of vitamin C. 100 grams of pepper contain 300% of the daily norm. It is easier to eat 35 grams of white pepper and provide yourself with a daily dose of vitamin C than to eat 250 grams of tangerines, which may cause an allergic reaction," concluded Andrey Prodei.

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