I absolutely love fruit. Always have. But lately scientific studies are giving me more reasons to reach for sweet, juicy oranges, kiwi, strawberries and pineapple (which I'm using in all types of recipes these days). These foods are packed with vitamin C, a nutrient that's important for our immune systems.
Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant-you know, the kind of compound that mops up harmful free radicals that have been associated with numerous chronic conditions, from heart disease to cancer. And it helps us to absorb iron-a nutrient that many woman fall short on-from plant foods.
But the most exciting news I've heard about this nutrient recently is that eating plenty of vitamin C may help ward off wrinkles. Sure, say what you want: finding this to be the most exciting health news is a little vain. But if obsessing about my skin results in my filling up on fresh fruit and fruit desserts, like Citrus-Infused Strawberries, isn't it, in the end, a good thing? I thinkRead More »from Can eating oranges ward off wrinkles?