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6 Amazing Health Benefits of Calamansi

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6 Amazing Health Benefits of Calamansi

Not is only having an extremely delicious taste, calamansi also contains a lot of nutrients. Calamansi has a high source of vitamin C as well as vitamin A. In addition, this citrus fruit is rich in fiber, which offers a range of health benefits, especially related to the digestive system.

Nutritional value of calamansi

The calamansi is a citrus plant

The calamansi is a citrus plant (Photo: Internet)

Not only contain many important vitamins, calamansi also contains a series of essential minerals necessary for the development of the body. These minerals include calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

The nutritional content in 100g of calamansi juice

Water: 89 g

Energy: 26 Kcal

Protein: 0.9 g

Fiber: 4.1 g

Calcium: 124 mg

Iron: 0.3 mg

Phosphorus: 42 mg

Vitamin C: 43 mg

Vitamin B1: 0.1 mg

Vitamin B2: 0.02 mg

Vitamin PP: 0.2 mg

Beta-carotene: 100 g

Health Benefits

Calamansi has lots of amazing benefits for your health

Calamansi has lots of amazing benefits for your health (Photo: Internet)

Improves the digestive system

Fiber is an essential nutrient that provides a multitude of benefits to the digestive system. The fiber deficiency cause constipation,  indigestion, bloating, and stomach pain.  To prevent these health problems, you should increase the intake of fiber in your daily diet. Calamansi is a source of fiber-rich foods that you should add to your menu to improve your digestive system.

Maintains youthful skin

As a rich source of antioxidants, calamansi can help to improve the health of skin. Antioxidants play an important role in building and regenerating the skin's structure. In addition, antioxidants also help protect the skin from cell damage.

Improve immune system

Calamansi is a source of many nutrients which can help to protect the body  from disease. Just like oranges, calamansi juice is always rich in vitamin C – a wonderful nutrient that can boost the immune system.

The healthy immunity plays important role in protecting the body from the risk of infection with common pathogens caused by bacteria, viruses,  and fungi. Besides, this nutrient also helps speed up the recovery of body. And you can absolutely achieve these benefits with just a few calamansi a day!

Improve visual health

Calamansi has a number of good nutrients for eyes as well as eyesight. Among them, vitamin A - also known as beta-carotene- is famous helping to keep eyes healthy. Adequate absorption of nutrients and antioxidants can prevent eye damage caused by oxidation. In addition, calamansi has the ability to prevent age-related macular degeneration.

Anti-inflammatory

Calamansi is rich in flavonoids such as kaempferol, luteolin, hesperidin, quercetin, C-glycoside, and many others with anti-inflammatory effects. A few studies have identified C-glycosides with anti-inflammatory properties. It does so by reducing the inflammatory response of the immune system and the production of harmful free radicals.

Prevent weight gain and obesity

Some flavonoid found in calamansi may have a significant role in preventing obesity because it can prevent the formation of fat cells in the body.

In addition, this fruit is a rich source of fiber which keep you feeling full for longer. They reduce cravings and unhealthy snacking tendencies, thus, preventing weight gain.

Some notes when using calamansi

Calamansi is a very good preventive and curative fruit for both adults and children, but if you want the best effect, keep the following notes in mind:

+ Should not be used on an empty stomach because organic acids will irritate the gastric mucosa and itchy throat.

+ Avoid drinking calamansi drink right after a meal because it can interfere with the work of the stomach, the best time is 30-45 minutes after eating.

+ For people with chronic diseases such as kidney stones, stomach ulcers, constipation, insomnia... should not drink water, especially tea.

How To Make Calamansi Juice At Home

Calamansi juice tastes sharply acidic with subtle floral notes

Calamansi juice tastes sharply acidic, with subtle floral notes (Photo: Internet)

Ingredients

5 calamansi, cut into halves

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup water

1/4 cup ice

How to make

+ Cut crosswise and squeeze the juice in to a glass.

+ Add sugar, water, ice, and stir well.

+ Serve cold.

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