Health & Citrus fruits


Oranges, lemons, grapefruit and tangerines are loaded with vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid). In fact, one orange provides more than a full day's supply of vitamin C! Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants acting as a scavenger to neutralize harmful elements naturally occurring within the body and helps fight cell and tissue damage that could lead to disease.
Vitamin C also helps the body fight infection and may reduce risk of diseases, such as cancer. Οne report shows that people with low vitamin C intake (less than 50 mg/day) appeared to have approximately twice the cancer risk, compared to people with higher (greater than 100 mg/day) vitamin C intake1.
Vitamin C makes a body grow! It helps babies grow and build strong bones and teeth. And, it helps the expecting mom's body absorb iron.


Oranges, lemons, grapefruit and tangerines contain fiber, which can help lower cholesterol and assist with digestion. Also, according to the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research, diets high in fiber possibly decrease the risk for cancer of the colon, rectum, breast, and pancreas.


What does Folate do? Folate is essential for growth and development. It plays a key role in DNA formation and cell division and helps guard against one form of anemia. Folate significantly modifies homocysteine levels in the body.
Homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood, is related to coronary heart disease and cognitive impairment, when high levels exist. According to recent studies, low levels of folate have been linked with low energy levels, depression and even memory loss.


Lycopene gives some fruits and vegetables their unique and vibrant colors and also act as a powerful antioxidant against free radicals that can damage cells, DNA, and proteins. As an antioxidant, lycopene also has been linked to reducing risk of heart disease, the number one killer of women today.
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