Due to their properties and the price they have when the cold comes, citrus fruits are the best allies for pocket and health. In Parana, you can already find a good selection, and although they are not yet very cheap, prices are starting to drop, confirms AIM.
This time of year brings not only cold and bad weather. Citrus fruits are one of the staples of the season and offer many health benefits.
Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes and tangerines are typical winter fruits. They are an excellent source of flavonoids (naringenin, hesperidin or limonene), vitamin C and folic acid, nutrients that together support cardiovascular health through a variety of biological mechanisms of action.
In addition, indirectly, eating one citrus fruit per day speeds up recovery from iron deficiency anemia. By eating a medium orange or three tangerines a day, the daily requirement for vitamin C is covered, which is involved in the health of collagen and joints, in oxidation reactions and in the defense system.
What are the benefits?
-Help prevent mucosal infections.
– Balance blood pressure.
-Revitalize the body and strengthen tissues.
-Detox. They free the body from toxic substances that come from the environment and contribute to the occurrence of malignant tumors and fatigue.
– Cleanse the body. With the accumulation of harmful substances (in the gallbladder, liver and kidneys), causing the formation of gallstones, kidney stones and liver disorders, causing irritating pain that interferes with normal functioning, they help to cleanse the body.
-Promote skin health. This is due to the presence of essential oils that moisturize and improve the condition of the dermis.
-All its pulp helps to remove cholesterol from the blood.
– They contribute to the regulation of glycemia. This is due to the fiber content, which slows down the absorption of glycemia (blood sugar). The same does not happen when juice is made, as it causes the sugars to be absorbed quickly.
-Prevent cardiovascular disease, gout and others.
– They promote immunity. Strengthens the body’s defenses.
-They contain fiber, which prevents constipation.
– Contains essential oils.
-The advantage of eating citrus fruits is that the peel protects the internal contents from the presence of pesticides and nitrates.
-Food can provide many health benefits. However, if they are perceived solely as saviors and do not follow the recommendations for a healthy diet, they lose their protective effect.
It is recommended that the consumption of citrus fruits take place before two in the afternoon, that is, when they are really useful for the body.
Orange and tangerine are fruits that should be eaten separately, otherwise they can cause stomach problems.
Orange is gold in the morning, silver at noon and lead at night. Start your day with delicious juice.
Do not mix bomba fruit with lemon, fruit, or juice as this can cause anemia and hemoglobin problems.
If you like to experiment, be careful with the orange and carrot mixture. This juice, which many people like so much, increases the acidity of the stomach, causes reflux and affects the liver and kidney system.
Drinking warm water with lemon on an empty stomach helps to mobilize the bowels and go to the toilet, and orange juice also helps to avoid constipation in many cases. However, some people with a weak digestive system, especially a sluggish liver and gallbladder or gallstones, may not tolerate orange juice well and may experience nausea, gas, heaviness in the abdomen, pain in the right side, headache, or even colic. In these cases, it is better to take a tablespoon of olive oil with a little lemon juice on an empty stomach, although if we have a sensitive stomach we must be careful.