Friday, December 9, 2011

The benefits of eating those EZ peel oranges

California Cuties

In addition to being loaded with vitamins and minerals, Cuties are free from fat, trans-fats, cholesterol and sodium.

Vitamin C

Cuties are a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that may help boost immune function1, keep skin looking youthful, enhance iron absorption and protect against diseases like cancer, high blood pressure and stroke.


Cuties contain folate, which some research shows may play a role in maintaining a healthy heart. Consuming folate during pregnancy has also been shown to reduce the risk of birth defects.


Cuties are high in potassium, which helps the body maintain proper fluid balance, transmit nerve impulses, improve muscle contraction and maintain normal blood pressure.


Cuties are a good source of fiber, with nearly 14% of the daily recommended amount in one serving.

(reproduced from the California Cuties website)

In college, my ski coach would leave out a box of those mini-oranges in the ski locker room every Monday. He encourage us to eat a box a day, as a team, and he would replenish them as soon as they were gone.  High in vitamin C to prevent colds, full of water for a little hydration, and easy to take "to-go", they were (and are) a perfect winter snack. Eat two or three a day, eating healthy fruit is one of those little things that help you become a champion!


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