How To Get the Most Nutrients From Your Citrus

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
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Quick Tip: When Eating Citrus, Think Pithy Thoughts

For a nutritional bonus, don’t peel every last bit of white pith from your oranges and grapefruit. The slightly bitter pith is higher in certain valuable nutrients than the juicy part of the fruit. In particular, the pith contains most of the herperidin, which may help lower elevated blood pressure and cholesterol and the limonene, which may have cancer-preventing properties.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.