Know your Glo: Winter Citrus

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The winter months can be extremely dehydrating for your skin. Between the cold air outside and the dry heat of our homes, the lack of moisture in the air really takes a toll, often leaving you with dry skin and chapped lips.

Winter citrus can help rehydrate you and get you back on track. The combination of its high water content and fat burning enzymes increase metabolism and the body’s ability to flush toxins from the system. Grapefruit and other citrus fruits contain antioxidants and Vitamin C that will help to keep you happy and healthy during the winter months. When eating or juicing grapefruit, peel off the skin but leave as much of the albedo (or pith) intact as it contains the highest amount of valuable bioflavonoids and other anti-cancer agents.

Other Benefits:

  • Strengthens Immune System- Vitamin C rich fruit supports immune function and and can reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms- acting as a natural histamine. 
  • Boosts Metabolism - Use citrus fruits to rev up your engine in the cold winter months. The high amount of enzymes and high water content help burn fat easily. 
  • Reduce Stress- Along with tasting your citrus, smelling citrus has been proven to decrease anxiety and stress levels 

You can find grapefruit and other citrus in our January special, The Reset Button, in our February special, The Sweetheart (stay tuned for that one!) and our good ol' Glo Up (available year round). Get that citrus!