Brighten your day with a bowl of citrus fruits! With a burst of sweet, juicy flavor, you won't even feel like you're helping lower your risk of stroke and helping protect your heart! (Journal of the American Heart Association, 2012).
Keep these tips from eatright.org in mind to pick the freshest citrus:
- Oranges are a thin-skinned, firm, bright color fruit. Avoid oranges with any hint of softness or whitish mold at the ends.
- The best grapefruits are smooth, thin-skinned and flat at both ends.
- Avoid grapefruit with a pointed end or thick, deeply pored skin.
- Aim for 1 serving of citrus daily as part of your balanced diet.
The Nutrition Centre
located at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa offers a variety of services and programs from registered dietitians who will help you build a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet!