Although eating citrus is not everyone’s cup of tea, it is quickly becoming apparent that it probably should be. Citrus has a massive amount of good things going for it as an ingredient in our favorite fruits. It seems with every new study that comes out, citrus is found to be capable of something new. For now, we can rest easy in knowing that citrus will be a positive thing for us no matter our body size or fat ratios…it is just a matter of how many benefits it will afford us. Here are three benefits eating citrus will give us that we know already:
Three Benefits of Eating Citrus Fruits
Better Eyesight (Vitamin C)
Vitamin C, a common vitamin found in citrus fruits, is a known eyesight booster. The retinas of our eyes demand Vitamin C and gain a great deal from regular consumption of citrus fruits containing it. If you want to improve your eyesight or protect them from future damage, citrus fruits would be a wonderful and tasty way of getting there.
Easier Weight Loss
New studies are coming out all the time that say that weight loss is enhanced when you eat citrus fruits. In fact, certain parts of the tangerine is thought to actually inhibit weight gain. The biggest benefits, however, seem to be the healthy aspects of the fruit…low fat, tons of vitamins and plenty of other healthy goodies. If you are looking to drop a few pounds, citrus is a good addition to your meal plans.
Better Health Overall
These zesty, zingy fruits are tasty, but they are loaded with health benefits too. Did you know that citrus is linked with lower risks of stroke, cancer and type II diabetes? Just by eating a few extra fruits containing citrus you could literally extend your life. Citrus is even thought to lower stress levels. Lemons let off a scent that has been shown to lower stress in laboratory settings with animals. It is amazing that such a simple food can have such a powerful effect on our lives and health.
If you eat citrus already, continue to enjoy them secure in the fact that they are good for you. If not, then perhaps now is the time to break open that grapefruit, lemon, lime or mango that you have been craving. All citrus fruits have powerful advantages built in, so enjoy with a clear conscious.