Storified by ebanreb· Thu, Apr 11 2013 23:00:18
Also sometimes called acid fruits, it have numerous curative benefits. The detoxifying properties of citrus fruits can work wonders to cleanse the body. Besides their delicious taste, these fruits also have a lot of health benefits. Not only are these fruits sodium free but they also contain low amount of fat and cholesterol.
The first thing that comes to mind when we talk of vitamin C and its amazing benefits, is its prime source, citrus fruits. Besides being replete with a huge quantity of vitamin C, it also contain potassium, niacin, thiamine, foliate, fiber and various other nutrients that aid in the proper functioning of the body organs.
The rich haul of vitamin C in citrus fruits strengthens the body's disease fighting ability. Thus, if eaten daily, can work wonders to heal the wounds and do not let harmful germs attack the body. By taking these fruits, you can effectively prevent cough--(vonas georges blanc), cold and flu.
There are various fruits that come under the category of citrus fruits, which include oranges, lemons, grapefruits, mandarins etc. While orange can effectively fight against scurvy, which is caused mainly due to vitamin C deficiency, a lemon acts as a pain reliever and controls bee sting pain. Besides, it lower the chances of cardiovascular diseases.
The property of citrus fruits to absorb iron can be an effective cure for anemic people. Those who consume these fruits on a daily basis are comparatively less prone to developing cataract. Pregnant ladies should also eat a lot of this type fruits.