Grapefruits, Orange, and Lemons: Why Should You Consume Citrus Fruits?

When you visit your local favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, what do you usually eat? What do you drink? When choosing from a diner’s menu, do you ever think about the effects that the food you ordered can have on your body? Each ingredient in a dish has its own benefit. But what we’re going to shed light on today are the health benefits of citrus fruits — specifically, of grapefruit, orange, and lemon.

Why those three? Well, there’s the fact that these fruits are locally grown and are among the most commonly consumed citrus fruits in Fort Lauderdale as well as Florida as a whole. So we at Tower Deli also proudly feature these fruits on our deli menu as key ingredients to many of our dishes or as a refreshing drink you can pair your meal with!

What are Lemons’ Nutritional Benefits?

Lemons are rarely eaten by itself because of its intense sourness. Instead, its juice or peeling is usually mixed into dishes with herbs and spices or you can make sweet lemonades out of it! Drinking lemon water is also popular these days. With that said, the most basic among all the health benefits of lemon juice is that it’s high in vitamin C, which boosts your immune system aside from being a powerful antioxidant. This means that getting a lemonade with your food every time you dine in or order from a local restaurant that delivers food can help you have flawless skin and be colds-free. Lemon is for blood pressure, stroke, cancer, and asthma as well. 

What are the Health Benefits of Oranges?

Similar to all other citrus fruits, orange juice has vitamin C — and high amounts of it, in fact. That means, similar to lemons, orange is also a strong antioxidant and a great fruit you can consume regularly to help prevent diseases such as cancer and cholesterol problems. Aside from that, orange is also rich in fiber, which helps you stay full for a longer time and eat fewer calories. So if you decide to get some food delivery for lunch or breakfast, it’ll be great to pair it up with orange wedges or freshly-squeezed orange juice; blood pressure also benefits a lot from this fruit, among others, so if you think about it, it’s a win-win! Not only does orange have a flavor that’s a sure favorite for the majority, but it’s also really beneficial for your health in many ways.

What are the Benefits of Eating Grapefruit?

Grapefruit is a hybrid of sweet oranges and pomelo, which means that it brings the same benefits as the other two. What are those, you may ask? For one, many believe that one of the benefits of grapefruit juice is weight loss. While it doesn’t exactly actively help you lose weight, it does improve blood pressure and lipid levels, both of which are connected to obesity. There’s also the fact that this fruit is low in calories, so you don’t have to feel scared or guilty about your body weight when you add it as slices or as juice for a grapefruit breakfast meal at a deli. 

Aside from that, other benefits of mixing grapefruit in your diet include heart health and stroke prevention. Grapefruit has potassium, lycopene, and choline, and that combination of nutrients along with vitamin C keeps the heart healthy and lowers the risk of heart disease deaths. So go ahead and eat those wedges or drink that grapefruit juice to your heart’s content.

Where Can You Enjoy These Delectable Fruits?

Well, Fort Lauderdale has the perfect establishment where you can consume these fruits to your heart’s content! Tower Deli sits at the edge of the city at 2315 S University Dr. Davie, FL and is ready to serve you 365 days a year from 6:30 AM to 3 or 4 PM. So if you’re looking for a place that provides healthy meals, catering for breakfast and lunch, food deliveries, and fully satisfying dining, visit our restaurant to experience the healthy goodness of citrus fruits.

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