So many nutrients, it’s no
wonder they’re an icon.
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.Tell me more
We’ve got some heavy hitters when it comes to nutrition. See for yourself.
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.
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.*
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.*
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.*
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.*
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.*
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.*