Not only are citrus fruits delicious and refreshing, they are rich in flavonoids, which have anticancer properties. Citrus fruit flavonoids have been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and prevent the spread of tumors.
Citrus flavonoids are also antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals and may protect against heart disease. Studies show that citrus flavonoids may improve blood flow through coronary arteries, reduce the ability of arteries to form blood clots and prevent the oxidation of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, which is an initial step in the formation of artery plaques.
In addition to being rich sources of flavonoids, citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, and are good sources of folate and potassium.
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1/2 lime, peeled
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- 1 banana
- 1/2 avocado
- ginger to taste
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup water (or more if you you want it a little thinner)
Toss everything into your Vitamix, blend and enjoy!!