unstoppable! Advise you to eat less sugar oranges during the Chinese New Year, and be careful to transform into a “little yellow man”…

It is said

“No bag of Tangerines can last the night!”

During the Chinese New Year, every household can’t do without sugar oranges. This delicious and easy-to-use “Dream Love Fruit” has been ridiculed by netizens, and it has become a CNY fruit.

Some netizens even had an “accident”. The Tangerine they bought in the morning turned into a “little yellow man” after eating it at noon.

The Tangerine Tangerine is really top notch!

For the sake of your health, let’s popularize science about the sugar oranges today. Find out why the tangerine turns yellow when you eat too much? What should I do if I become a “minion”? At the same time, are you wondering why you can’t stop eating? Just look down.

Will the skin turn yellow after eating Tangerine?

Why does this happen?

Eating some sugar oranges will not necessarily turn the skin yellow, but eating too much will !

This is because oranges (citrus) are rich in carotene. If you eat a lot of oranges, your body will take in too much carotene, which cannot be metabolized by the human body. If the content in the blood is too high, the skin will turn yellow. This condition is called “hypercaroteneemia” , also known as “orange disease” . The typical manifestation of this symptom is that the palms and soles of the feet turn yellow obviously, and even the skin of the whole body turns yellow in severe cases.

I ate too many candied oranges

What should I do if I become a “minion”?

This “disease” of yellowing of the skin will only affect the “appearance” for a short time, and will not affect health . A balanced diet, reasonable nutrition, and sufficient drinking water will naturally restore normal skin color. The duration depends on the overall nutritional health status, the longest is 2 weeks to 6 weeks to subside, and generally no special treatment is required.

Moreover, in addition to citrus (orange), vegetables and fruits such as carrots, pumpkins, papayas, and mangoes are also rich in carotene. If you eat a lot, you will become a minion. If you find that your complexion has turned yellow recently, you should also check whether you have eaten too many fruits and vegetables.

Why can’t I stop eating Tangerine?

How much is right to eat?

The slag-free, juicy tangerine pulp is sweet and refreshing. It is rich in citric acid, sugar and a very high content of sweet amino acid-glutamate , which is intriguing after eating.

When the “sand” vesicles of the Tangerine are broken when peeled, the aldehydes and terpenes give off a strong fragrance , which makes people want to eat it even after eating it. In addition, the Tangerine is small in size, so it is easy to eat it without stopping. Like eating melon seeds.

How many oranges to eat every day is healthier?

I want to remind everyone that oranges still have a lot of sugar. The average sugar content in oranges is 11.9%, and sweet oranges will be even higher. If you eat too many oranges, your energy intake is not low. So, don’t eat too much.

According to the recommendation of China’s dietary guidelines, the daily amount of fruit eaten by ordinary adults is about 200-350 g , and the variety reaches 2-3. Therefore, it is enough to eat 3-5 Tangerines every day, let alone eat Tangerines every day without eating other fruits. If you really like to eat, it’s okay to eat one or two more, but you must pay attention to eating less other staple foods and clean your teeth at the same time.

What fruits are recommended to eat during the Spring Festival?

Eating well but not gaining weight during the Spring Festival is everyone’s wish. Sweet food with high sugar and high energy is not conducive to weight control. How to choose fruits that are not high in sugar and taste healthy?

There are three kinds of sugars in fruits with basically the same production capacity but with great differences in sweetness: glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Among them, fructose has the highest sweetness , which is 1.7 times that of sucrose; glucose has the lowest sweetness, which is only 0.7 times that of sucrose.

Fructose-based fruits may taste sweet, but the sugar content is not necessarily high. Such as papaya, cantaloupe, cherry, strawberry, loquat, pineapple , etc. with a sugar content between 5.5 grams and 9.9 grams per 100 grams .

There are also some fruits that don’t taste sweet, but have high sugar content , such as passion fruit, dragon fruit, ginseng fruit, and hawthorn . The sugar content of these fruits is more than 13 grams per 100 grams, and the sugar content of hawthorn has reached 22g/100g. People with high blood sugar should choose these fruits carefully and eat less!

During the Spring Festival, due to the rich diet and more fruits, it is particularly important to understand their sugar content, control weight and blood sugar.

For people with high blood sugar, in order to be safer and more scientific, we should not ignore the reference food glycemic index GI and glycemic load GL to choose fruits.

Source: Popular Science China