Key limes are nutritional powerhouses! Packed with antioxidants, and other nutrients, try adding a couple of slices to your daily water to reap all of their benefits!
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Not only are citrus fruits packed with vitamin C, but they also offer a host of other vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium, and dietary fibers. These nutrients, along with the various types of antioxidant compounds found in citrus, perform important functions that are protective against diseases and support our health. Their high vitamin C content may help boost your immune system, help make collagen (a protein that keeps your skin firm and strong), and may help lower high blood pressure.
Thanks to the combined action of antioxidants and fiber, citrus fruits are a great ally when it comes to regulating our blood glucose levels. Due to their role in starch digestion, flavonoid compounds can prevent hyperglycemia while also improving insulin sensitivity. Limes contain high levels of active compounds that function as antioxidants, including flavonoids, limonoids, kaempferol, quercetin, and ascorbic acid.
Considering their amazing health benefits and how delicious they are, it’s a no-brainer to make citruses a part of our diet!
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