6 health benefits of citrus fruits (1/6)

Not only are they zesty, juicy and delicious, but citrus fruits are also loaded with healthy goodness

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Fight weight gain

A 2011 study from Western University in London, Ont., shows that nobiletin, a flavonoid that is extracted from tangerines, helps to prevent obesity and offers protection against type 2 diabetes. The study looked at mice that were fed a diet high in fat and simple sugars. One group became obese and developed the metabolic signs that increase type 2 diabetes risk. 

A second group, fed the same diet but with added nobiletin, gained weight normally and showed no changes in their glucose or insulin levels.

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