Weightloss and Superfoods: Citrus Fruits

Sep 06

Weightloss and Superfoods: Citrus Fruits

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Ok, Looking good! I’m being very careful to actually only change my lifestyle according to the changes I’m calling for in the N.A.V.Y. Challenge so that you can all see they work. Even though I walk more than most (and a LOT less than I should) the weight issues were still happening, so while my activity level is reasonably high, it’s what I was doing before the challenge, and still not losing. I say that only to encourage those participating in the challenge that if it will work for me, it will work for you. If you don’t believe me, just keep your eye on this graph!

So, moving on from there, let’s deal with today’s superfood: Citrus fruits!

We all probably know that citrus fruits are very high in Vitamin C.  What you may not know, is that citrus fruits area also high in citrus flavonoids (which act as an anti-inflammatory and have blood clot inhibiting abilities) and phytochemicals that help protect our bodies from disease with their  anti-cancer and antioxidant properties.  In  fact oranges alone have over 60 different flavonoids and more than 170 phytochemicals!  That’s some powerful stuff working on your behalf!

Oranges also contain potassium and folic acid, and like all citrus fruits, they are very high in dietary fiber.

Citrus fruits have also been known to prevent stomach cancer and cancers of the mouth and larynx, and have also been know to prevent LDL or bad cholesterol.  Their anti-inflammatory properties help with chronic illnesses like asthma and arthritis –  both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and they also protect the heart from cardiovascular disease and can slow the progression of diabetic heart disease.  Because they have such a positive affect on the body’s immune system, they are also great for helping to cure colds.

The potassium and folate in citrus fruits help to fight cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure, and prevent strokes.

Citrus scents (like orange, lemon and lime) stimulate alertness, so make sure you breathe deeply as you eat your fruit!  Check out the Sunkist site for some great, yummy recipes!

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