Thursday, December 2, 2010

Health facts of citrus fruits

Citrus fruits are much powerful of vitamin C. It has numerous health benefits. Oranges are one of the major powerful citrus fruits. It also keeps your heart healthy and protects against cancer. They are low in fat, free of cholesterol and sodium. Lemons helps to reduce the pain caused due to bee stings.

Citrus fruits are the sources of essential oils, used in perfumes and other cosmetic products. It doesn’t have any negative effects on the health. But it should be avoided that if you are suffering from cold and flu as they can make you sicker.

Citrus fruits help in the prevention of birth defects. It leads to positive benefits for a healthy, happy life.

It prevents the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines from nitrite and secondary amines in the stomach and also regenerates the intracellular fat soluble antioxidant vitamin E. Eating citrus fruits and drinking an 8 oz glass of orange juice daily may helps to prevent kidney stones.

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