According to nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer: “Vitamin C helps to lower cholesterol levels by promoting the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids. Antioxidants in general also lower cholesterol by protecting circulating LDL (bad cholesterol) particles from oxidation so they return to the liver for recycling rather than contributing to furring up of the arteries.”
In the book, “Eat better, Live Longer: Understand What Your Body Needs to Stay Health”, its recommended eating at least one orange, grapefruit, lemon or lime a day.
“Citrus fruits contain antioxidant polyphenols and vitamin C which protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals”, added Dr Brewer.
Published at Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:50:00 +0000