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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