The Top 10 Health Benefits of Calamansi Juice
Citrofortunella microcarpa, or Calamondin or most commonly known as Calamansi, is the more sour version of a lime in Southeast Asia. Because of its identical properties with lemons and limes, this sour fruit also packs a punch when it comes to it health benefits, making a popular choice of fruit when creating fruit juices.
In Asian cuisines, Calamansi juice is used to season fish, fowl, and pork. It is very commonly used as a condiment in Filipino cuisine like Pancit Habhab or Arroz Caldo, or in the basic sawsawan ( filipino dip) of calamansi juice and soy sauce or fish sauce, for fish, Lumpiang Shanghai, Lumpiang Singkamas, Lumpiang Togue or dumplings and Chicken Inasal, Inihaw na Baboy or various meats.
So how can drinking Calamansi juice benefit you?
1] Calamansi Juice Helps you Lose Weight
Calamansi has 3 properties that can help you with your weight loss:
- 1) It is low in calories;
- 2) Good for regulating digestion; and
- 3) Helps in filling your stomach before eating.
To achieve the benefits of calamansi for weight loss, one simply needs to prepare a calamansi juice drink using hot water for more effective results. Hot water helps the calorie to burn faster. Some people claim that for more effective results, one should drink pure calamansi juice every morning before breakfast, which also had an added value of cleansing the body from all toxins.
2] Calamansi Juice Balances Cholesterol Levels
There are evidences from Medical studies indicating that Calamansi juice can be a big help when it comes to keeping your cholesterol levels balanced. It lessens the cholestrol in your body which is another health benefit for you overall and another additional aid for weight loss.