Bee Sweet Encourages Consumers to Fight The Flu with Citrus

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Thu. November 10th, 2016 - by Jordan Okumura-Wright

FOWLER, CA – With winter on the horizon, cold and flu season is fast-approaching.

And while the flu shot might assuage those stabs of panic each time a coworker sneezes, doctors recommend additionally incorporating vitamin- and nutrient-rich foods into one’s diet to help boost immunity. Eating more citrus is a great way to help boost the body’s natural defenses, and Bee Sweet Citrus is hoping to capitalize on the opportunity to deepen consumer ties while promoting wellness.  

Monique Bienvenue, Director of Communications, Bee Sweet Citrus“Citrus fruits are amazing because they’re not only delicious, they’re incredibly healthy as well,” said Bee Sweet Citrus Director of Communications Monique Bienvenue. “One medium orange contains about 70 mg of vitamin C, and one half of a grapefruit contains about 40 mg of vitamin C. In fact, eating one whole grapefruit will provide you with the recommended amount of vitamin C for the day.”

Citrus Health Benefits

The National Institutes of Health recommend a daily intake (RDI) 90 mg and 75 mg of vitamin C for adult men and women, respectively. Vitamin C is water soluble and a powerful antioxidant that fights off free radicals in the body and strengthens the immune system.

“Because vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, it’s important for people to consume foods that contain large amounts of it,” continued Bienvenue. “Fortunately, there’s a plethora of ways for people to consume citrus. Whether it’s incorporating mandarin segments into salads, eating grapefruit as a whole or infusing your favorite citrus variety into a smoothie, there are plenty of creative ways for you to get your daily dose of vitamin C.”   

Oranges and Orange Juice

Bee Sweet Citrus is making it a priority to help consumers stay healthy this winter by offering nutritional information and healthy recipe suggestions on the company’s website and through social media, and of course, by offering shoppers healthy, vitamin-rich citrus products.

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