LEMONS AND LIMES
When Jack Frost puts the deep freeze on other fresh fruit, winter's citrus is your saving grace. Their cheery colors and bright acidity accent warm, rich dishes -- plus they help keep your skin and metabolism vibrant and healthy.
GLOW-GETTER: The vitamin C in lemons helps maintain collagen, repair tissue damage and prevent dryness, for supple skin with fewer wrinkles.
CALORIE ROASTER: The citric acid in low-cal lemons and limes supplies the body with plenty of citrate, an essential compound for a healthy metabolism.
CANCER FIGHTERS THAT STAY PUT: DNA-preserving antioxidants found in citrus (called limonoids) continue working in the body up to 24 hours after consumption. That's way longer than the phenols in green tea and chocolate, which only have a four- to six-hour lifespan.
Try these recipes
Golden Itty-Bitty Lemon or Lime Pies
Lemon Wheel & Ricotta Pizza
Tangy Lime Shrimp
Warm Sweet & Sour Gingered Lemonade