Why you should eat citrus regularly

18/03/2013 04:36
From legendary antioxidant properties to fresh breath, citrus fruits have a variety of flavors and health benefits.  
 


 

Here are a few of the benefits of eating citrus fruits!
 
Oranges:  Oranges are packed with vitamin C, the detox vitamin, and flavanoids which remove free radicals and help reduce the risk of developing heart disease.
 
Grapefruit:  Grapefruit lowers cholesterol, helps lose excess weight, and helps prevent certain types of cancer.
 
Mandarins:  Hesperidin, a flavanoid present in mandarin oranges, works together with vitamin C to produce collagen making it a valuable snack for the beauty conscious.
 
Limes:  Lime juice can be used to help become more alkaline.  Limes have more vitamin C then lemons and are also helpful with constipation.  Limes are good for the skin and can be used as a natural deodorant.
 
Pomelos:  Pomelos help with digestion, fight cancer, and are potassium rich which also contributes to heart health.
 
Lemons:  Lemons detox your body, help prevent viral infections, and can help the body increase healthy LDL cholesterol.  Drinking water with lemon helps to balance out the body's PH.
 
 
 

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