Some of us has allergy with citrus and some like it. I like citrus, i used them for juice, food accompaniment, add them in my dipping sauce with soy sauce and vinegar, and a lot more. I just want to share what i learned when I research about citrus.

Is Citrus Making You Sick?

If you find yourself falling ill after eating acidic fruits, vegetables, or other products, you could have a citrus or citric acid allergy. Read on to learn how to identify, manage, and even prevent these reactions.
A Range of Problems
Various types of allergies and intolerances to citrus, citric acid and foods with high acidic properties do exist, but doctors say that they are usually quite rare. As a result, there isn't a great deal of information readily available about the topics, posing challenges for the people trying to get to the root of their problem, and for doctors who are putting all of the pieces together to make a proper diagnosis.
Citrus Allergy
If you are allergic to citrus fruits, this is actually quite different from having a citric acid allergy, since the allergen is not the acid itself but a protein in the fruits. Citrus fruits can include a range of common fruit items, including clementines, grapefruits, kumquats, oranges, lemons and limes.

If you fall ill after eating acidic foods, a citrus allergy could be to blame.
By Lisa D. Ellis
Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board

Types of Citrus Fruit

All citrus fruit is acid fruit. The acid fruits are the most detoxifying fruits and excellent foods.
They should be avoided when you have the flu because the body could overreact detoxifying and make you even more sick. Some people may have problems with these fruits because of their acid content. The acid though is a healthy and organic nutritional element. For instance: ascorbic acid is vitamin c, found especially in fruits and vegetables.

Top 6 health benefits of Citrus
According to -Dr. Mao
Dr. Maoshing Ni a Yahoo! Health Expert for Alternative Medicine

1. Skin care
Citrus is considered a superfood for healthy skin. Many studies have confirmed the healing properties of oranges, which are attributed to a wide array of phytonutrients that function as antioxidants, including flavanones, anthocyanins, polyphenols, and vitamin C.
2. Bone Health
Calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health. While calcium is necessary to build and maintain bone, vitamin D is needed because the body cannot absorb calcium without it. Although cow's milk has traditionally been credited as the number-one food for strong bones, studies show that your body is able to absorb both calcium and vitamin D from orange juice as readily as from milk.
3. Heart Protector
Citrus peel contains beneficial compounds such as polymethosxylated flavones (PMFs) and d-limonene that have been found to lower cholesterol, balance blood sugar, and activate liver detoxification.
4. Digestion Power
In Chinese cuisine, orange peel is often served as an accompaniment to red meat. The reason for this is that, according to Chinese medicine, orange peel aids in digestion of rich, fatty foods. One recommendation for better digestion is to start every day with lemon water -- using the juice of one lemon squeezed into 12 ounces of room temperature filtered water. This lemon water is slightly acidic, which helps to cleanse and move the roughage that stays behind in your intestines and system. Also, don't forget one of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water: It can pave the way for weight loss!
5. Eyesight Defender
Cataracts, a degenerative eye disorder that usually shows up as we age, are usually the result of free radical damage. The antioxidants in citrus fruit come to the rescue by neutralizing the damage to the retina caused by these free radicals. In studies it was found that high doses of vitamins E and C worked together to prevent cataracts even in high-risk groups.
6. Mood Enhancer
Most people link oranges to vitamin C, but they are also high in folate. Folate is believed to play a role in the creation of serotonin -- the brain's happy chemical. Even the smell of citrus fruits can enhance your mood. Studies show that the citrus scents, such as lime, lemon, grapefruit, and orange, can lift your mood and increase your energy. Essential oils of these fruits can be dabbed on your temples or at the back of the neck for a burst of alertness.
Enjoy your citrus guys, and have a fun weekend!


ark said...

WOw, this is very informative. I drink calamansi juice every day and just found out now all its health benefits. I always know that it's a good source of vitamin C and good for the kidney. Now, I know more.