The Health Benefits of Oranges and Other Citrus Fruits
Why citrus fruits are among the 10 best foods for women’s sexual health
Why should you eat citrus fruits for sexual health? Well, the benefits of oranges, grapefruits and other citrus are many. For starters, citrus fruits are rich in vitamins B and C, calcium, magnesium, thiamin, niacin, folic acid, fiber and water. All this, and it even comes wrapped in a colorful package.
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You might not be surprised to learn that because of their potent collection of nutrients, tangy, tart citrus fruits are considered powerhouse foods for rejuvenation. Now you understand why the water at spas is always flavored with a sharp tang of something citrusy. By simply sipping that water in the relaxing setting, you’re reaping the rejuvenating benefits or oranges, lemons, or whatever citrus flavors your drink.
The many health benefits of oranges, lemons and limes
There has also been an investigation into the link between eating citrus and a reduced risk of heart disease. The high fiber and water content of citrus fruits are beneficial to weight loss and diet management. (One orange contains over 2 grams of fiber. Two-thirds of that fiber is soluble and linked with cholesterol management. The other third is insoluble. That’s the stuff that keeps you svelte. And the water content? That helps keep you hydrated.)
Citrus fruits’ B vitamins, C and folic acid are all essential to sex drive and sexual health. And of course, folic acid helps support fertility for women of reproductive age. In addition, the benefits of oranges and other citrus include potassium. This vital nutrient not only aids sexual function but also helps flush out excess salt.
So peel yourself an orange, squeeze lime into your favorite juice and throw a portable tangerine into your shoulder bag! The benefits of oranges and other citrus fruits will go a long way toward keeping you hydrated, rejuvenated and feeling like your most smart, sexy self. What more could we ask from our fruit?
Some of our favorite recipes featuring citrus fruits:
Brown Rice Salad with Leeks, Beets, Kale and Orange Maple Dressing
Coconut and Chicken Stew
Lemon “Minute” Souffle
Chocolate-Dipped Candied Citrus Peel
Triple Citrus Sangria
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This article was written in 2015 and most recently updated in 2020. Research by our Director of Nutrition, Delahna Flagg, PhD.
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