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The Benefits of Citrus Fruits for Beauty & Your Overall Health

Citrus fruits like Oranges, Tangerines, Grapefruits, Lemons, and Limes all taste amazing-- but did you know they also provide a host of health & beauty benefits? Read on to find out more!


SKIN

The amazing skin benefits of citrus fruits include the following:

Anti-Aging: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) helps to regenerate collagen and helps to improve elasticity.

Cleansing Benefits: The citric acid in these fruits kill bacteria and other pathogens. The coarseness of the orange peels act as great exfoliants for clearing out clogged pores and dead skin cells.

Pigmentation: The antioxidants found in vitamin C prevent skin pigmentation and oxidative damage  induced by ultraviolet rays of the sun. This being said, you can see benefits by consuming these fruits or applying them topically to your skin.


HAIR

Vitamin C is an awesome nutrient that helps you hair look amazing. It also helps with:

Strength & Structure: Vitamin C produces collagen in your body-- providing strength and structure for your hair follicles. This additionally helps prevents breakage and hair loss.

Deep Cleaning: The acidic nature of lemon juice specifically helps to lift buildup from your scalp and help with dandruff. Lemon juice also brightens and provides volume, leaving your hair looking shiny and thick.


HEALTH


Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an important aspect in citrus fruits. It holds anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties that help boost your body's immune system. Oranges have vitamin c and antioxidants that protect against free radicals and prevent cellular damage. Vitamin C also helps to maintain eye health-- it aids in healing blood vessels that contribute to developing cataracts and macular degeneration.


Cancer & Strokes: Citrus fruits contain vitamin A (carotenoids) and folate. Folate is needed for cell division and DNA synthesis. Folate and vitamin A aid in preventing breast, esophageal, stomach, ovarian and liver cancer. They also contain flavonoids that have been proven to help reduce ischemic strokes in women by 19%.

Weight Loss: Thiamin is a B vitamin found in citrus fruits that help boost metabolism. Citrus fruits are also low in calories yet have a high water and fiber content. They keep you hydrated, full and prevent hunger. Citrus fruits also aid in digestion and support weight loss.


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