They are a good source of fibers
Oranges have 2.3 grams while tangerines have 1.6 grams of fiber. The average amount (for women) is about 25 grams per day. What is more important, two-thirds of the fiber in the citrus fruits are soluble, which results with lower cholesterol and regulate the level of glucose in the blood. The remaining fibers which are not soluble improve the work of the digestive system.
Are good for the heart
Citrus fruits contain flavonoids, plant compounds that improve hearts health. Studies have shown that red grapefruit that is rich in antioxidants helps reducing the “bad” cholesterol, as well as the level of triglycerides in the blood. But if you take medication to lower cholesterol you should avoid grapefruit because it can reduce their effect.
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