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Citrus Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Your Vision Sharp

Perhaps the most impressive nutritional aspect of citrus is their remarkably high vitamin C content. An average-sized orange contains 116 percent of your daily value.

Vitamin C has great benefits for eye health, no pun intended. C helps you see by reducing your risk of cataracts, promoting healthy ocular blood vessels and slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration.

Citrus are also high in beta-carotene, a compound our bodies use to make vitamin A, which helps us see in low light conditions.

Citrus Help Repair your Body

The vitamin C in citrus is important for growing and repairing tissue all over the body. Vitamin C helps heal wounds and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin C also supports the production of collagen, which is needed to make cartilage, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels and skin.

It’s also been found that consuming vitamin C on a regular basis might have a beneficial effect in recovering from demanding exercise.

Citrus Promote Healthy Skin

Healthier skin might be an orange a day away. Citrus are positively packed with vitamin C, which helps your body synthesize collagen, a protein that’s crucial for building healthy skin. Oranges’ high beta-carotene content also helps your body create and process vitamin A, which aids in skin cell growth.

Citrus Fight Cancer

Dietary fiber “convincingly” lowers the risk of colorectal cancer while fruits in general “probably” lower the risk of lung, stomach, mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus cancer.

Citrus limonoids-a compound found in citrus fruits such as oranges-have shown impressive cancer-fighting capabilities in lab tests, including an ability to combat cancers of the lung, breast, stomach, colon,  skin and mouth.