Vitamin C For Days

Peanut butter has jelly. Mac has cheese. And citrus? Citrus has a whole lot of vitamin C. Here’s why we’re big fans of their super healthy relationship.

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VARIETAL SHOUTOUTS

We’ve got some heavy hitters when it comes to nutrition. See for yourself.

Navel Oranges

So many nutrients, it’s no
wonder they’re an icon.

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Lemons

Zero sodium.
All the versatility.

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Cara Cara Oranges

Every bite is like hitting
the vitamin C jackpot.

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THAT S’ALTERNATIVE LIFE

LESS SODIUM, MORE CITRUS.

Here’s an idea: add flavor—not sodium—to your next meal by swapping out salt for lemons. We call it going “S’alternative.” It’s as tasty as it is healthy, not to mention super easy.

Plus, it’s backed by research from master chefs over at Johnson & Wales University (no big deal). By opting for fresh lemon juice and zest in place of some salt, you can cut as much as 75% of sodium from all sorts of recipes, without losing flavor. Nutritional win.

Ready to live that S’alternative life? Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.

ALL THE NUTRITION FACTS

But wait, there’s more. A lot more. From heart health to skin care, there’s almost no end to the benefits citrus brings to the table.*

LETTING CITRUS GO TO YOUR HEAD

Citrus is a major source of flavonoids. Also known as antioxidants. Also known as the things that keep your cells from getting damaged. Along with having a fancy name, the flavonoids found in citrus may also provide benefits for brain health.*

SHOWING YOUR HEART SOME LOVE

It’s been said that vitamin C could play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease. And what do you know, citrus is loaded with that very vitamin. Many oranges and grapefruit varieties 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

When in doubt, reach for a Cara Cara orange or grapefruit. Both offer vitamins A and C, which support the immune system and could keep you from breaking out the cough drops and tissues.*

AND IT’S GOOD FOR SKIN, TOO

All that vitamin C also comes in handy (quite literally) for your skin. Why? Because vitamin C promotes the production of collagen, helping to give skin elasticity and strength.*

*US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine
*American Heart Association
*2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
*USDA Nutrient Database
*National Institutes of Health

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