Kumquats belong to a group of small-fruit bearing plants in the family Rutaceae.
The plant is native to south Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The plants are slow ever growing shrubs or small trees ranging from 8 to 15 feet. They possess dense branches sometimes bearing small thorns.
Here are some ways some kumquats can benefit your health.
ASSIST IN WEIGHTLOSS
Kumquats can easily assist in weight loss as they are loaded with fiber.
100g of the fruit is blessed with 28% of daily requirement.
A high fiber diet helps you lose weight by absorbing water in the stomach. This prompts stomach stretch receptors send signals of satiety to the brain, curbing your hunger and ultimately lowering your calorie intake.
PREVENT RISKS OF COLON CANCER
Kumquats prevent you from possibilities of getting colon cancer.
Fiber in Kumquats acts a barrier between toxins in the stool and bowel mucosa reducing the duration of time they come in contact eventually averting the risk of developing colon cancer.
Fiber promotes intestinal peristalsis by adding bulk to the fecal material which hastens its passage through the intestines and prevent that constipated feeling.
Soluble fiber retains more water making the stool softer and more easier to pass.
Kumquats serve as an ample of source of vitamin C.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin and boosts the production of Collagen.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and provides structural support to the tissues. Substantial collagen production ensures delayed development of the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles etc.
BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
Kumquats boost immune system with the help of Vitamin C. Vitamin C promotes the production of white blood cells, enhancing the body’s capabilities of fighting infections and viruses.
Kumquats provide a small amount of pyridoxine or Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of serotonin which boosts mood and norepinephrine which alleviates stress.