Monday, 1 October 2007

The Daily Turn On! Squeeze in the health

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Did you know ... There is more to citrus fruits than vitamin C. While lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges pack a powerful punch of vitamin C, they are also packed full of special phytochemicals called limonoids. Limonoids are powerful players in the fight against colon, skin and other cancers. As a matter of fact, you can actually reverse the aging process by eating a diet rich in fruits--at least four servings per day.

Limonoids are also allies in the fight against cholesterol. These tangy phytochemicals are rich in other important nutrients as well, potassium and folate, to name a few.

Oranges and oatmeal are a particularly powerful duo. This combo is especially effective at keeping your arteries clear. The vitamin C content boosts the immune systems while inhibiting the formation of arterial plaque. The phenolic compounds in the oats are excellent antioxidant agents that prevent blood cells from attaching to the arterial walls. This dynamic duo of vitamin C and phenolic compounds together inhibit LDL oxidation, thereby keeping the arteries squeaky clean.

Have an extra serving of oranges, or another citrus fruit, and you may possible reduce the risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx and stomach by as much as 50%!

According to study results, a mere one extra serving of citrus fruits each day may reduce the risk of cancers of the mouth, larynx, and stomach by as much as 50 percent. Researchers credit the antioxidant properties of vitamin C-rich citrus fruits for the possible cancer-fighting benefits.

And in case you need some additional encouraging to throw back some orange on a daily basis, how about this ... have a shot of oj morning, noon and night to keep your antioxidant levels consistent all day. This will provide continuous protection from free radical damage all day long!

So, keep some citrus within reach and enjoy a freshing squeeze of healthfulness four times daily!

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