Florida Citrus Provides Healthy Start to New Year

If healthy eating and weight loss are on your list of New Year’s resolutions, high-energy, low-calorie Florida citrus is the perfect addition to meals and a healthy snack choice. Fresh-picked Florida oranges and Florida grapefruit are packed with vitamin C, fiber, folate and other beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. If you want to stay healthy and drop a few pounds this winter, you’ll want to order plenty of easy-peel Navel oranges, delicious Ruby Red grapefruit and honey-sweet Florida Manderin Oranges from FloridaOrange.com to keep on hand for snacking and mealtimes.

Use these tips to stick to your New Year’s resolutions and eat healthy:

  • Snack healthy. Having a healthy snack between meals can help you lose weight and keep it off. Because Florida citrus fruit contains plenty of fiber, snacking on a Florida orange or a handful of sweet Florida grapefruit sections between meals makes you feel full longer so you’re not tempted to snack on high-calorie junk food.
  • Don’t skip lunch. Your body needs fuel to maintain energy. If you’re on the go, eat an orange at lunchtime. The natural sugar and fiber in Florida citrus will boost your energy, stave off hunger pains and keep you away from the vending machines.
  • No fridge raiding. If you get the nighttime munchies, reach for a sweet, healthy Florida Honeybell instead of raiding the fridge. Your body doesn’t have time to work off nighttime calories, so keep late night snacks healthy and light with Florida citrus.

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