Which Citrus Should You Choose?

Citrus-infused water, refreshing and healthy snacks and sweet, juicy fruits are sure to be on your menu this summer. The question is, which one should you choose? All citrus has some similarities in benefits and some have distinct characteristics that make them the perfect treat to stay healthy, happy and hydrated this summer.

 

1. Grapefruit: Skin

This pretty pink fruit was actually a crossbreed between an orange and a Plumelo, and now it is one of the most popular citrus fruits. Many people have tried grapefruit before and put it down for being too bitter, but there are many different varieties. If you’re looking for a sweet treat then try a Ruby Red Grapefruit, if that’s still not sweet enough for you, then you can cut it in half add some organic coconut sugar to the top However you choose to enjoy your this pretty fruit, they are full of fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C and choline. Grapefruits are also very high in Vitamin A which is essential for hydration and healthy looking skin.

2. Oranges: Vitamin C

Oranges are synonymous with being your go-to fruit for Vitamin C, and it’s not a myth! In fact, one orange provides 130 percent of your vitamin C needs for the day, including and abundance of minerals. Infuse oranges in your water, add to a blender for a delicious smoothie, or reach for these for a sweet snack as is.

3. Lemon: detox

Lemons are obviously not one of those fruits most people want to peel open and bit right into, but these little bright citrus fruits contain good amounts of vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. In fact, Lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes provide, which is healthy for your heart. Infusing lemon in your water is the most common way to get all the health benefits, but using lemons in recipes is also a great way to use them.

 4. Limes: medicinal
Maybe one of the least popular of the citrus fruits, these little green citrus treats aren’t to be underestimated. Limes are great for delaying insulin release, which makes them a popular pair with sugary desserts and cocktails. Limes have also been associated with many medicinal uses including weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, eye care, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, urinary disorders, etc.
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