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Monday, May 5, 2008

Tangerines

I just bought a bag of tangerines yesterday. It was quite delicious and very sweet too. I couldn't help myself and I kept going to the refrigerator and getting more even though it was late at night. Eating tangerines provides beta carotene, Vitamin C, and Folic acid. And also it will help to prevent heart disease and more. "More?" you ask. "What more could tangerines possibly do?"

Tangerines can reduce cholesterol and may prevent clogged arteries. Recent research demonstrates that nobiletin, a citrus flavonoid found in especially large quantities in tangerines, has an "antiatherogenic effect" (meaning it prevents clogged arteries). Nobiletin, a citrus flavonoid isolated from tangerines, selectively inhibits class A scavenger receptor-mediated metabolism of acetylated LDL by mouse macrophages.

Nobiletin has "anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties," according to Ray Sahelian, M.D. Still other research indicates that Nobiletin in tangerines may help the brain function better and reduce the possibility of neurodegenerative disease. Nobiletin, a citrus flavonoid, reverses learning impairment associated with NMDA receptor antagonism by activation of ERK signaling.

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