Winter is a season when many add comfort foods to their diet. These foods are high in calories and fat and lack the nutrition that is needed to boost the immune system and many people will get sick from a cold or flu.
Fight winter sickness by fueling your body with winter fruit; red navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit and cranberries. These fruits will provide your body with essential antioxidants.
Fight off the free radicals that attack our cells and causes virus, infection and disease with diet that includes foods that are high in vitamin A, C, and E. If you diet is lacking in antioxidants you can eat ruby red grapefruit, red navel oranges, blood oranges and drink 16 ounces of cranberry juice per day.
Fight off cold or flu with these winter fruits:
- Ruby Red grapefruit
- Cranberry juice
- Red navel oranges
- Blood oranges
Plan three balanced meals per day that include winter fruits. Start the day out with ruby red grapefruit. Slice it into chunks or cut it in half and use your spoon to scoop out the pulp. Another way to consume grapefruit is to drink an 8 ounce glass of freshly squeezed juice. Starting your day with fresh ruby red grapefruit with your breakfast is beneficial to your body as it provides you with 75% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Boost your body’s defense system by adding grapefruit to your diet. Note: ruby red grapefruit is naturally sweet to the taste.
Boost your immune system with winter citrus; red navel or blood oranges. These oranges are not only sweet, and juicy they are also high in vitamin C. Take an orange to work or school and enjoy a delicious and nutritious snack. Eat two oranges daily.
Drink cranberry juice daily or make a cranberry citrus compote ad enjoy a delicious side dish. By adding cranberries to your diet, you will prevent urinary tract infections, ulcers and plaque from forming on your teeth. Cranberry will also help your body to fight off infection due to cold or flu.
Tips & Warnings
- Your daily diet should consist of 8 servings of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables.
- If you are taking medicine check with your physician before adding grapefruit to your diet.
- Research fresh ruby red grapefruit and red navel oranges online. Look for competitive prices. Consider buying citrus by the bushel. Many times the costs are less.
- Canned fruits and vegetable lack nutrients because the processing removes the essential nutrients.