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Citrus fruits are a storehouse of vitamins. Recent studies even assign them a role in cancer prevention, but this data has not yet been fully confirmed. But even if you rely solely on reliable facts, citrus fruits can help the work of many body systems. We have compiled a rating of the most useful fruits.
Oranges contain a huge dose of vitamin C, especially needed during the cold season. Plus, the bright orange fruit is a treasure trove of phytonutrients, including hesperidin. It helps control blood cholesterol levels, normalizes blood pressure, and helps prevent cardiovascular disease. The main thing is to remember that about 70% of the nutrients are contained in the orange peel and the white "films" that we love to shoot. Chewing orange peel is not the most pleasant experience, so add it to your tea for maximum benefits and a pleasant taste for the drink.
The main and permanent sponsors of the New Year's mood are not only tasty, but also very useful. Tangerines are a real storehouse of antioxidants and vitamins. Numerous studies have confirmed that these fruits may play a role in the prevention of liver and cardiovascular diseases, as well as reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Most importantly, do not forget that mandarin is one of the strongest food allergens, and if you eat 3 kilograms at a time in an effort to improve your health, the consequences will not be the most pleasant.
We will not call grapefruits a panacea for weight loss, but they can really make a certain contribution to your beautiful figure. The acids contained in these fruits aid in the breakdown of fats. By adding at least half a grapefruit to your diet, you will see results very soon. Of course, it will appear only in the case of a properly balanced diet. In addition, the antioxidants in this fruit help prevent kidney disease and slow down the aging process.
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No wonder in some cultures the pomelo is considered a symbol of happiness. Vitamins and antioxidants in its composition have a beneficial effect on the digestive system and help to cope with problems of all sorts: from chronic fatigue to sore throat.
Lemon is a wonderful fruit, which is given much less attention because of its acid than the same oranges. Of course, there are not many people who want to eat lemons just like that, but doctors strongly recommend eating them. At a minimum, pour the juice of this fruit over the salads and add a couple of slices to the tea. True gourmets can try putting a slice of lemon in a cup of black coffee - the invigorating effect of the drink will double. Lemons have strong antiseptic properties, making them an excellent remedy for fighting infections.
An even more acidic and healthier fruit than lemon. Lime contains a record amount of vitamins and antioxidants, which makes it not only an excellent remedy for fighting colds, but also allows you to have a rejuvenating effect on the body. Add lime juice to food, and also use natural cosmetics with these fruits in the composition (of course, if you are not allergic to citrus fruits).