Last week we talked about the health benefits of eating apples and pears, and why fruits basket with apples and pears are healthy gifts for your friends, family members and clients. This week, we continue to talk about the health benefits offered by the citrus fruits – oranges and grapefruits.

Oranges are rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. They also contain over 170 phytonutrients and 60 flavonoids. Phytonutrients are nutrients that occur naturally in plants. Many phytonutrients have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and blood clot inhibiting properties. Flavonoids are yellow pigments from plants and have antioxidant property. Eating oranges regularly has been shown to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

Another citrus fruit, grapefruit, is rich in vitamin C and lycopene, which gives the pink hue of the grapefruit. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, which helps neutralize harmful free radicals that cause cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration. Consumption of food rich in lycopene has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and many cancers. Moreover, grapefruit helps to prevent or lessen the symptoms of arthritis because it contains salicyclic acid which helps to dissolve inorganic calcium buildup in the joints of the body. Grapefruit also helps in weight loss and lowers cholesterol.

Because of the many healthy benefits offered by oranges and grapefruits, you can consider sending a citrus gift box for your gifting needs.

You can also send a fruit basket that contains apples, oranges and pears, the Three of a Kind Fruit Trio Selection. This gift box is filled with 4 juicy Sunkist oranges, 4 seasonal apples, and 4 sweet Barlett, Packlam or Anjou pears. Your recipient will then enjoy not only the taste, but the health benefits provided by all these three fruits.

If you would like to know more about our fruit baskets, you can visit our lens on fruit basket. You can also browse our webpage on fruit baskets.

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