What is your favorite citrus fruit? The Taste Buds discuss the many health benefits of citrus

What is your favorite citrus fruit? The Taste Buds discuss the many health benefits of citrus

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It’s time for Taste Buds, Cleveland 19 News' weekly video podcast about all things food! Each episode features the latest topics, debates, and issues concerning the local food scene and restaurant industry.

The show, hosted by Jen Picciano of Cleveland Cooks, Chef Matt Mytro of Flour, and Chef David Kocab of The Black Pig, features interactive elements through our Facebook Live broadcast.

What is your favorite citrus fruit? The Taste Buds discuss the many health benefits of citrus

The produce managers from Lucky’s Market are on the show to highlight the benefits of the sweetest and juiciest citrus fruits.

Health benefits of citrus fruit

  • Good source of fiber
  • Good for  your heart
  • Low glycemic  index
  • May help  shorten colds
  • Packed with  potassium
  • May help you  better absorb other nutrients
  • Hydrating
  • Might keep  skin looking young
  • Weight loss staple

How to add more citrus to your diet:

  • Squeeze the juice or grate  the zest on chicken, fish, or a salad
  • Use citrus  juice as a base for a dressing or sauce
  • Add lemon or  orange slices to your water or tea
  • Squeeze oranges  over pork chops or mash into sweet potatoes
  • Add lemon zest and/or juice to your favorite pasta dish
  • Squeeze lemon over arugula or add grapefruit segments  to your favorite salad

Catch Taste Buds live this and every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Facebook Live and the Cleveland 19 News app and website. Chime in live and get your questions and comments read live on the show.

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