Snack time! If you are looking for a fresh seasonal snack, don't overlook the blood orange. This fruit is packed with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps mitigate oxidative stress and inflammation. Blood oranges are unique from other citrus fruits due to their anthocyanins, the red flavonoid pigments that give them their bloody color. Anthocyanins are also antioxidants, further boosting the blood orange's free radical fighting, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits.
Tip: particularly if you have digestive irritability or slowness avoid eating your fruit with other foods. Poor food combining can result in indigestion, fermentation and gaseousness due to its negative impact on agni, the digestive fire or metabolism as we know it.