THE AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF CITRUS FRUIT
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Beneficial for Your Immune System
It’s not just an myth; citrus fruit really is good for your immune system. Citrus is rich in ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, which has been used to boost immune systems for years. There is scientific evidence to back this up, including a study on vitamin C that confirmed it has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Citrus fruits are also believed to be good for kidney health. A study from Cleveland sought to determine the dietary changes in American from 1974 to 2010, a period that saw the frequency of kidney stones increase by 5%. The study determined that people who consume more citrus fruits have a lower chance of kidney stones.
They can even be good for heart health, one of the most important health subjects for modern Americans. A Japanese study found that “frequent intake of citrus fruit” was connected to a lower rate of cardiovascular (heart) disease, and also was associated with certain forms of strokes.
Citrus fruits may not only protect your physical health and wellbeing, they could also improve your mental health. Numerous studies have connected the consumption of citrus fruit with improvements in mental health, including a UK study that found a connection between eating oranges and cognitive benefits. The study found that drinking orange juice over an eight-week period brought measurable mental benefits.
The fruits may also reduce your chances of being diagnosed with cancer. This includes a reduction in the chances of lung cancer, stomach cancer, and breast cancer. While the exact connection between cancer prevention and citrus fruit is not completely understood, it’s thought that the flavonoids, which are found throughout citrus fruits, may have something to do with this benefit.
CHOOSE A HEALTHY, REFRESHING BEVERAGE MADE WITH REAL CITRUS FRUITS
If you want to enjoy the delicious taste, as well as the health benefits, of real citrus fruit, choose an ORAC herbal tea for energy. Our cascara tea is cold-brewed with natural ingredients, including lemon juice and honey, giving you a natural boost for your mind and spirit!