A kick start and extra fuel up early morning in your diet with citrus food is best from my opinion. Vivid, colorful, odour, refreshing citrus fruits hold best benefits inside what else can one expect more. Citrus fruits hold pectin, vitamins (A, B1), rich in vitamin “C” and carotenoid pigments, organic acids such as citric acid and ascorbic acid, minerals and a number of active phytochemicals. These concoctions will aid in Dermal protection, combat inflammation and irritation, help in prevention of diabetics, cancer, kidney stones and other skin related issues.
Citrus fruit with food has been implemented for several decades. Along with their healthy benefits they hold tart sour and sweet taste within the pulp.
Originally it's only four citrus fruits: pomelo, citron, mandarin, and papeda. Remaining are hybrids of these base fruits which are differentiated based on colour, size, and shape of fruit: Blood orange, kumquat, navel, cara cara, Clementine, tangerine, tangelo, calamondin, Key lime, Persian, kaffir, White, ruby red, oroblanco, Meyer, eureka etc.
Best benefits on consuming citrus fruit
Boosts immune system
Citrus fruits have abundant amounts of vitamin “C”, Vitamin c helps in increasing the production of white blood cells. White blood cells form the first level of defence in our body and fights against infection/bacteria.
Shield against cancer
Study says that people having citrus fruit juice(grapefruit and orange) 3-4 times in a week are less likely prone to cancer than people who don’t. Orange and grapefruit are made of phytonutrients, including flavonoids which generally fight and prevent cancer.
Helps in daily diet
Consuming lemon with hot water and honey after/before workout will help in cutting down fat and maintaining body PH level (has lemon is acid and honey is base it form neutral).
Maintains heart health
Citrus fruits are rich in potassium, soluble fibers, flavonoids, citric acid, and vitamin C. Potassium helps in reducing heart stroke and heart related issues. Flavonoids being antioxidants and soluble fibers help in reducing low density lipo-protien which causes cholesterol in arteries.
Avoids kidney stone
Citrate is a main interdict if kidney stones, Citrus hold much of citrate, on consuming citrus fruit/juice everyday will increase citrate in urine and help maintaining proximity with kidney related issues.
Keeps skin healthy
High amounts of citric acid in the citrus fruits fight free radicals(which breaks down skin), strengthens and rejuvenates skin naturally.
Vitamin C will aid in collagen and elastin of skin which make skin look younger.
Acidity in lemon will maintain PH level of scalp, stop dandruff and scalp drying. Also helps in unclogging of pores and makes way for new follicles.