Bee Sweet Citrus' Monique Bienvenue Talks Improving Health With Citrus

Bee Sweet Citrus' Monique Bienvenue Talks Improving Health With Citrus

FOWLER, CA - Have you been looking around your office this week and noticing a few extra empty chairs and a couple of empty Kleenex boxes strewn across your desks? We are in flu season people, and the perfect cure, according to Bee Sweet Citrus, is you guessed it—more citrus! The company’s Director of Communications Monique Bienvenue shared that consuming these brightly-colored flavor bursts is one tasty way to improve the body’s natural defense system.

Monique Bienvenue, Director of Communications, Bee Sweet Citrus“In addition to exercising regularly, staying hydrated, and keeping one’s stress levels at bay, people can help improve their overall health by eating more fruits and vegetables,” Bienvenue said. “Citrus fruits are especially great because they are healthy and delicious. Eating one medium orange can provide you with approximately 70 mg of vitamin C, and one whole grapefruit can provide you with the recommended amount of vitamin C for the day.”

According to the National Institutes of Health, the recommended daily intake (RDI) for vitamin C is 90 mg for adult males and 75 mg for adult females. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, Bee Sweet shared in a press release, and works as a powerful antioxidant that fights off free radicals, working in the body to ward off disease and strengthen 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, people can enjoy citrus numerous ways. For example: mandarin segments make great toppings for salads, grapefruit, and oranges are great ingredients for smoothies, and lemon juice is known to enhance the flavor of most beverages.”

Not to forget some of the lesser-sought-after vitamins housed in citrus, the category also contains dietary fiber, magnesium, and iron. Bee Sweet has tons more  information regarding the nutritional benefits of citrus on its website, in addition to an array of variety-specific recipes, so check out

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