6 health benefits of citrus fruits (4/6)

Not only are they zesty, juicy and delicious, but citrus fruits are also loaded with healthy goodness

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See better with C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that inhibits damage to the body by free radicals and prevents scurvy. Recently, scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University showed that our eyes’ retinas require vitamin C for their nerve cells to function properly and therefore maintain better eyesight. To meet your daily needs: A lemon with peel provides 111 percent two clementines, 96 percent;  a medium orange, 93 percent; and half a pink or red grapefruit, 51 percent.

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Walnut Trail Mix

The heart-healthy goodness of omega-3s and other nutrients in this walnut trail mix makes it an optimal high-energy snack for people on the go.

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Chilling with nutritious melons

It’s hot’very hot’in my downtown neigbourhood these days (and forecast to last the week). But for me steamy weather means one thing’it’s watermelon season!A thick red slice of watermelon makes a perfect hot afternoon snack, or a container of cantaloupe chunks a great ‘dessert’ for lunch (although local ones won’t be available at my farmers’ […]

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Sweet Potatoes with Cherry Glaze

Sweet potatoes, an excellent source of beta-carotene, are glazed with antioxidant-rich cherry juice concentrate’a great combination for enhancing immunity and preventing cancer and heart disease.