Eating for Life

December 14, 2005 3:01 AM

Citrus packs a punch

W hen winter skies turn grey and cold, citrus shines. Even school-age children know that oranges, bursting with tangy juice, supply a whopping dose of vitamin C. But few adults know that a single orange contains 170 phytonutrients, including zeaxanthin and lutein, which prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness after age 65.

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