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Health Benefits of Citrus
This entry was posted on November 11, 2016.
Eating citrus and drinking the juice is more than just a yummy treat. The health benefits are immense. In fact, when I looked into it I was blown away by how good for your body citrus really is. Citrus lowers blood pressure. Sweet oranges and tangelos are the richest food sources of hesperidin. Hesperidin helps lower blood pressure along with a vast amount of other benefits. It is also found in most other citrus as it is a Citrus Bioflavonoid.
Boosts immunity, and digestion: Great for cough and sinus issues. Helps with dandruff, acne and overall skin health. All of these can be attributed to the high levels of vitamin C found in citrus.
Reduces “bad” cholesterol: Limonin helps clean out all of the unwanted cholesterol
Good for vision: help prevent night blindness and muscular degeneration. - Carotenoids are to blame for these amazing side effects.
Anti-aging and beauty treatment: Phytonutrients help eliminate free radicals which in turn keep your skin young.
Soluble Fiber: An anti-inflammatory and helps with pain of arthritis etc. It also helps cure inflammation of the blood vessels, providing protection against heart attack, strokes, and heart disease.
Arthritis: The citric acid found in limes and lemons works wonders, helping move pesky uric acid through and out of the body. Uric acid is what causes arthritis.
Muscle spasms and cramps: Citrus is high in potassium, this will help your muscles get some rest.
Hydration: Just like our bodies, citrus contains lots of water and is extremely hydrating.
Weight loss: The acids and vitamins found in citrus work as an appetite suppressant as well as helping break down fat.
These are just some of the vast amount of benefit consuming citrus fruit has on your health. Drinking a glass of citrus water, eating your favorite citrus as a snack or just finding a way to get it into your meals will benefit more than just your taste palate. Citrus is truly one of nature's many magic medicines! It’s so wonderful having fresh citrus on hand!