Citrus Fruits - Orange Alternatives
Citrus has long been celebrated as a top source of vitamin C, but recent studies show that these fruits might also lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
By Johannah Sakimura
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Crimson-colored flesh with intense flavor and raspberry overtones.
The Perks: The bold color of blood oranges comes from anthocyanin, a flavonoid with cholesterol-lowering and cancer-fighting potential. It also supports a healthy brain: A 2012 Harvard study found that women with higher intakes of anthocyanin showed slower rates of cognitive decline as they aged.
The Prep: For a Creamsicle-like dessert, Sara Moulton, host of the PBS series Sara's Weeknight Meals, simmers freshly squeezed blood orange juice until reduced by about half, then spoons the syrup over low-fat plain Greek yogurt.