citrus fruits...bad?

  • Okay, I heard a lot of bad things about citrus fruits on the forum and I can understand why many people choose to stay away from them, but on the other hand, I know that your body requires a certain amount per week. Shouldn't we be encouraging some kind of citrus throughout the week? It just doesn't seem healthy to go without...

    To counter the "anti-citrus", I out one teaspoon of lemon juice in plain green tea, chilled, and drink it with dinner every day. I was always told that your body needs citrus fruits at least three times a week to balance your vit C and to help cleanse itself.

    Opinions?

    -Katiebug

    "The joy of life is the fruit of discipline."

    -S. Randall

    "The joy of life is the fruit of discipline" -S. Randall

  • Katiebug-I'm not anti-citrus, I jus don't eat it 3x a week. I think maybe the concern may be from the glycemic index....you can google a pc of citrus and its GI rating, the lower the better.

    I just know that the fruit is way better than the juice...

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...

  • I don't think citrus fruit is bad.  I'm certain it's good for you in many ways.  For anyone with blood sugar issues (diabetic/hypoglycemic) you really have to watch when you eat it or what you eat it with.  It will spike your blood sugar and cause issues.

  • I'm with Heather, not a bad choice but the sugar might do things like have you think you want even more sugar.  If you aren't taking a multi-vitamin then a few citrus fruits a week might be fine.  I'm talking whole fruits with all the fiber and not just juice though

    Lemon juice is about 3 grams carb per ounce according to

    www.nutritiondata.com/.../2

    a teaspoon would probably be less than a gram.  Probably just fine for your tea if it helps you to enjoy your meal and eat clean.

  • Thanks for your suggestions....

    :)

    "The joy of life is the fruit of discipline" -S. Randall