Tempt your taste buds and stay healthy with these vitamin C–rich dishes.
IF YOU LIKE THE WAY A LEMON WEDGE PERKS UP YOUR ICED TEA, THINK what a burst of citrus can do for an entire meal. “Citrus is very versatile and can enhance the nutrient quality of recipes while adding a zing of flavor,” says Gail Rampersaud, M.S., R.D., a dietitian at the University of Florida’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Packed with vitamin C, citrus can help fend off infections. This powerful antioxidant also increases iron absorption from beans and grains; builds collagen for more youthful skin; and helps fi ght free radicals, which damage cells and tissues. Just one orange or grapefruit can give you more than 100 percent of your daily needs.
*For the full article please refer to Shape November 2011 Issue