3 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Citrus This Winter
Vibrantly colored, delicious tasting citrus fruit is a true savior during winter’s gray, cold days. These fruits do more than taste yummy: They’re also good for your health. Oranges, lemons, grapefruits and other citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C.
Citrus fruits also provide folate, potassium and fiber, according to Children’s Health of Orange County (CHOC). Plus, they contain flavanoids, which may have anti-cancer properties, says the Mayo Clinic. They’re fat-free, low in calories and super hydrating, to boot!
You can have citrus all on its own — just throw an orange in your bag. But there’s also plenty of other ways to enjoy this fruit. Here are some ideas:
- Jazz up your water. If you’re trying to drink more water each day, you can liven up your H20 with a squeeze of lemon or lime. (Here are some of the benefits you can expect from drinking more water.) Or, start your day with hot water and lemon!
- Incorporate it into salads. Lemon juice is great in salad dressing. Plus, you can incorporate the fruit right in your salad — try this grapefruit and kale salad.
- Juice it! We’ve all enjoyed a glass of orange or grapefruit juice all on its own. But there’s more exciting ways to incorporate the fruits if you have a juicer. Some of our favorites are: