Some surprising health benefits of eating citrus fruits

by Davidson Brothers Premium Indian River Citrus

When you will browse through the online fruit selling stores, you will find that they stock huge amounts of gift baskets of citrus fruits. And, these baskets are in high demand during the festive seasons because people love to send fresh citrus gifts as they are versatile.  They are great for snacks, salads, sauces, smoothies and in salad dressings.

When you think of citrus fruits like the honeybell tangelo oranges, lemons, limes or grapefruits, the first thing that will strike your mind is they are a rich source of immune-boosting Vitamin C. This is one of the main reasons why people prefer eating them during cold and flu season. Apart from this, they offer many other health benefits because they are packed with useful nutrients.

Here are a few good reasons why you should consider sending citrus fruits to your loved ones to mark any special occasion or holiday.

Excellent source of fiber

Fruits like oranges, limes, and grapefruits are a rich source of fiber.  It has been observed that about two-thirds of the fiber contained in these fruits is soluble fiber which helps in lowering cholesterol and also helps in regulating glucose level.

Good for the heart

According to healthcare professionals, honeybell tangelo oranges and other citrus fruits contain flavonoids that promote good heart health.  They help lower bad cholesterol and also triglyceride levels.

Useful for relieving cold

Research suggests that Vitamin C is a good source for relieving cold. It also reduces the severity and duration of a cold.            

Rich source of potassium

Citrus fruits are a great source of potassium. Potassium is a vital mineral that helps in fluid regulation mineral balance and muscle contraction.  The mineral also works to counter-regulate the amount of salt in your diet helping your body flush out excess sodium.  It has been also observed that by eating potassium-rich food, you can also lower your risk of stroke by 20% and also reduce your risk of heart diseases.

They will help you stay hydrated

Just like cucumbers and tomatoes, citrus fruits have high water content. Eating citrus fruits in good amount will help you stay hydrated and help the body’s system function properly. They are filling, low in calories.

They will keep your skin looking young

Another good reason why you should eat plenty of fresh citrus fruits is they will be beneficial for your skin. Vitamin C plays a good role in collagen production which can help in keeping your skin looking supple and smooth.

So, there are many strong reasons why you should send fresh citrus fruits to your loved ones on special occasions and holiday seasons. 

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