Citrus fruits are known for their high content of vitamin C, essential for good health of our body. Science has discovered that also contain a wide variety of phytonutrients and various kinds of dietary fiber. Citrus fruits grow optimally in subtropical climates of the Mediterranean type and most common varieties are oranges, lemons, tangerines and limes.
Recent studies have revealed that people consume daily have a risk up to sixty percent less stomach cancer than those who do not. It is believed that vitamin C in fruit blocks the formation of carcinogens in the stomach. Also, the fiber of the white rind of citrus is insoluble, which helps to increase stool volume and velocity to circulate, reducing the risk of colon cancer.
Also, vitamin C helps the body absorb dietary iron. Is essential for vegetarians eat foods with vitamin C, and thus reducing the risk of iron deficiency, a cause of anemia.