Citrus Is Seriously Good for You
No matter what kind of citrus you’re into, they all bring a number of health benefits to the table.
Letting citrus go to your head
Citrus is a major source of flavonoids. (Aka antioxidants.) (Aka the things that keep your cells from getting damaged.)
In addition to having a fancy name, the flavonoids found in citrus may also provide benefits for brain health. Eating
citrus should be a no-brainer.
Showing your heart some love
It’s been said that vitamin C might play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease. And what do you know, citrus is loaded with that very vitamin. Several types of oranges and grapefruit also contain fiber, another heart-healthy nutrient. Love that.
The mother of all nutrients
Oranges are a good source of folate, a nutrient that’s super important during pregnancy because it promotes cell growth. Really gives “mother nature” a whole new meaning.
Just what the doctor ordered
Next time a cold’s going around the office, you might want to reach for a Cara Cara Navel orange or grapefruit. Both offer vitamins A and C, which support your immune system and could keep you from breaking out the cough drops and tissues.
And it’s good for skin, too
Did we mention citrus has a ton of vitamin C? That also comes in handy (quite literally) when it comes to your skin. Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen, which helps give skin strength and elasticity.