OKAY, BUT WHY IS IT SO GREAT?
There are countless nutritional benefits of Sunkist oranges and other citruses – vitamin C (an antioxidant) being one of them. It is your immune system’s best friend and it’s a great vitamin for skin health, too. Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen, which gives skin strength, elasticity, and helps wounds heal. Just about the only thing vitamin C can’t brag about? It’s not produced naturally by the body. Yet another reason to eat citrus on the regular.
SOME OTHER FUN FACTS:
- Vitamin C might play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease*
- It may be associated with a lower risk of getting certain types of cancer. And while no single food can protect you against cancer on its own, the research surrounding citrus is certainly encouraging1*
- Don’t exactly identify as a carnivore? Good news: vitamin C helps you absorb iron from plant foods*
- Because of its role in collagen production, vitamin C may be beneficial for those recovering from surgery*
*American Heart Association
*National Institutes of Health
1 Development of cancer depends on many factors. Eating a diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables, foods that are low in fat and may contain vitamin A, vitamin C, and dietary fiber, may reduce your risk of some cancers. Grapefruit, a food low in fat, are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A.