Tip of the Day
A Ray of Sunshine
A bowl full of citrus fruits can be like a ray of summer sunshine on these darker days. An even brighter reason to enjoy these refreshing fruits is that a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that eating citrus fruits may be associated with lowering your risk of stroke, and that the flavonoid content of citrus fruits may potentially protect your heart.
Keep these tips in mind to pick the freshest citrus:
- Oranges are a thin-skinned, firm, bright color fruit. Avoid oranges with any hint of softness or whitish mold at the ends.
- The best grapefruits are smooth, thin-skinned and flat at both ends. Avoid grapefruit with a pointed end or thick, deeply pored skin.
For more information on leading a healthier lifestyle, consult a registered dietitian in your area and for an online tutorial on how to segment citrus, visit our How Do I? Video Library.
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Reviewed November 2012