Anita Mostert | The Dietician

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The many health benefits of citrus!

As we welcome winter's arrival, we are also greeted with the cold and flu season. Fortunately, citrus fruits are in season as well.

Citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C. 1 Orange provides almost 80% of the vitamin C you need daily. Although vitamin C doesn’t prevent you from getting the common cold, it may reduce the duration and severity of your cold.

What else do citrus fruits have to offer?

  • They are a great source of fibre. Fibre supports the digestive system and can contribute to lowering cholesterol.

  • All citrus fruits have a low Glycemic Index making them the perfect snack choice to sustain energy levels.

  • They are low in calories but high in water and fibre which will help you stay fuller for longer.

  • Citrus fruits contain plant compounds, also known as phytonutrients, that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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