Healthy Start to New Year Includes Florida Oranges, Grapefruit

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If you're like most people, eating healthier and losing a few pounds is probably near the top of your list of New Year's resolutions. If previous years are any indication, we'll start out strong with plenty of good intentions; but it won't be long before life intervenes, throws us off track and derails our New Year's resolutions. Before we know it, our resolve starts to fade and we slip back into our old bad habits. But this year can be different! You can keep yourself on track and achieve your New Year's goals by adding sweet, juicy Florida oranges and Florida grapefruit to your daily diet.

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 to keep on hand for snacking and mealtimes.

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

Here's how to use delicious Florida citrus fruit to combat some of the most common New Year's resolution pitfalls:

  1. Eat breakfast. Dieticians and fitness gurus say eating breakfast is one of best things you can do to aid weight loss and boost energy, but who has time to sit down and eat breakfast in the midst of the morning rush to get everyone out the door and off to work and school? For a fast, healthy breakfast, grab a breakfast bar and a vitamin-packed Florida orange on your way out the door. Florida navel oranges are easy to peel and eat. For a great start to the day, munch an orange while you check your morning emails.
  • 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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