Citrus fruits help prevent cancer, heart disease, dementia and wrinkles

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It turns out that citrus fruits – oranges, lemons, grapefruits – might be even better for the human body than most other fruits.According to a story published in The Sun, nutritionists Dr Sarah Brewer and Juliette Kellow say citrus fruits are the key to stay young and living long.In conversation with The Sun, Sophie Bertrand, Registered Associate Nutritionist at Rhitrition added that Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and is needed for normal growth and development. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water meaning that leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through urine.
Heart disease: In 2015, Danish scientists analysed data from 100,000 Danish people and looked at their dietary patterns. They found that those who ate more fruit and vegetables had a 15 per cent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those who never ate them. They also had a 20 per cent lower risk of early death from all causes. The study found that those who had the highest levels of vitamin C in their blood had the lowest risk of heart disease and early death.
Cholesterol: Vitamin C is a very strong antioxidant, which helps to product against LDL cholesterol and can help to prevent.In controlled trials published between 1970 and 2007, people with high cholesterol were given vitamin C supplements for between three and 24 weeks. Scientists found that having at least 500mg/d of the stuff for a minimum of four weeks can result in a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations.
Cancer: Very high doses of vitamin C, when injected directly into patients, have been found to be effective in fighting cancer.

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