Citrus fruits like oranges are perfect this time of year. They are known for being a great source of vitamin C which is a great way to give our immune system a boost during the cold and flu season. Oranges can also provide other health benefits to keep us strong and healthy which include:
-Protects your cells from damage
-Helps your body make collagen, a protein that heals wounds and gives you smoother skin
-Makes it easier to absorb iron to fight anemia
-Slows the advance of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss
-Helps fight cancer-causing free radicals
-Provide a dose of folate for moms and babies
-Citric acid and citrates. These compounds help prevent kidney stones from forming.
Celebrate citrus with us this holiday season and reap the health benefits that come with it!