The Health Benefits of Eating Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals
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When many people think about the nutrients in citrus fruits, vitamin C is usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, like many other foods, citrus fruits contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, some of which include ascorbic acid, folate, potassium and fiber.

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The high content of vitamin C is definitely beneficial; it helps protect against heart disease, improve your vision and lessen common cold symptoms. However, citrus fruits also help inhibit the growth of cancer cells, protect against type 2 diabetes, and promote healthy bones.

Citrus production for the 2014-2015 season totaled 9.02 million tons and Florida accounted for 56 percent of the total U.S. citrus production, According to research by the USDA.

 

The Health Benefits of Eating Citrus Fruits

 

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