craving for citrus fruits,,,,

@asliah (11137)
Philippines
December 2, 2012 10:08pm CST
greetings to all of you guys,we all know that fruits rich of vitamin c is a vitamin to booster our immune system in our body,and it because the weather here in my country is changing everyday,and people are prone to cough,runny nose and cold,and now that i have cough,i am craving for citrus food such as mango and orange. do you love or like to eat citrus fruits?why? do you also have an experience like this that when you have cough or runny nose you are craving or looking for citrus fruits?how often you eat citrus fruits?why?
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13 responses
@pomwango (1353)
• Kenya
3 Dec 12
i tend to believe oranges and lemons play a curative part in common colds and also help boost immunity.the mango to me is more of a fruit to enjoy the juice i can make from it after blending.
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@topffer (42156)
• France
3 Dec 12
I also think that oranges and lemons are good for a cold, though a pharmacist friend told me that a non treated cold was needing 7 days to go away when a treated one was cured after only 1 week.
@Iriene88 (5343)
• Malaysia
3 Dec 12
I was down with running nose, sore throat and cough for three weeks already. Yes, I craved for more vitamin C to boost my immune system. I mix Ribena drink with lime juice, it is really good and relieve me from all the irritation for awhile. However, I personally think drink coconut water helps a lot during this hot season.
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@Kalyni2011 (3496)
• India
5 Dec 12
LOL I don't crave for those stuff, but i like lemon, orange etc, it is winter here and the cost of orange is going down, in last one week the fall in price is 50%, orange juice is my favorite, i add some black pepper powder and rock salt to it. Thanks for sharing
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
I just eat citrus fruits when i wanted to, i do not often eat them. THe oranges are one of my favorite citrus fruit, When i have cough or runny nose i sometimes make calamansi juice with warm water and it is really effective. I am not really into taking medicines because i am afraid that it would have side effects and also it has a bitter flavor.ahaha
@prashu228 (37524)
• India
3 Dec 12
what is calamansi ? is it lemon? what we call here in our country. I take lemon juice with honey for clearing the throat during the old effect.
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
kalamansi/calamondin - a citrus fruit
OH sorry i thought calamansi is also known on other countries, well i searched for its english name and it said that kalamansi in english is calamondin. i also take its picture so that you can familiarize it. ahaha
• Malaysia
4 Dec 12
Dear jeztrose, In Malaysia, drinking calamansi juice is really good for sore throat too. It is a very sale able drink during the hot season here. Too much medicines is no good, truly agree with you on this point.
@ZoeJoy (1392)
• United States
6 Dec 12
Oranges are my favorite fruit. I do agree that citrus fruits are very beneficial. I eat lots of oranges when I have a cold. Putting lemon juice in hot water and adding a little honey is also very beneficial for healing when having a cold. One of my favorite summer time beverage is lime juice and club soda and with a little sweetener. Add some ice and it is indeed a refreshing cool drink.
7 Dec 12
I love ponkan and oranges, I just don't really know which of them is better?
@JamesKYTan (1605)
• Malaysia
4 Dec 12
I love to eat oranges and drink lime juice. It is good for our health and I find it relieve my throat. When the waitress serve my son with a slice of lime, he will quickly take it out and pass to me. I will eat it even it is sour. He will always wonder how I can do it. I just love citrus fruit, that's why! Drinking citrus fruits that is rich with vitamin C and with zinc it will help to boost our immune system.
@prashu228 (37524)
• India
3 Dec 12
Hi Good to have citrus fruits we get lots of vitamin c .I do have every week. Yes when we have this cold problems we carve for citrus fruits more. I love all fruits. This is the time we get all citrus fruits here but not the mangoes . we get mangoes during summer.
@Shavkat (136013)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
It is essential to have citrus supplements. It helps you to combat against diseases. It will bring your immune system in normal function.
@mariaperalta (19073)
• Mexico
3 Dec 12
I get that way sometimes.. for oranges. Glad they are good for me. Have a great week there.
@Jatelo2 (166)
• Nairobi, Kenya
3 Dec 12
I love oranges (Sweet one)but can't pretend to like the other sour fruits in this category. By the way I heard that at least two Oranges a day would be beneficial for my health and keep the doctor away. Is that the cause of your craving?
@Mavic123456 (21899)
• Thailand
3 Dec 12
Yes, or maybe you are about to have your period, so you are craving with these foods. hormonal change. If a person is sick, the person's immune system is signaling something thru the brain telling the person to eat something to boost the system. or if a person is sick then, the taste buds is affected, sometimes causing loss of appetite and the food have the same taste bland or some times the medicine is affecting the taste buds. WARNING: THIS IS NOT FROM A DOCTOR'S KNOWLEDGE. so this is just an opinion of the person with colds too right now.
@ZoeJoy (1392)
• United States
3 Dec 12
Oranges are my favorite fruit. And I do consider eating citrus fruit to be beneficial when I have a cold. Sometimes I squeeze a couple of fresh lemons in a glass and add a little honey to help me when I have a cold. Especially when I feel I am dehydrated and don't really feel like eating. Someone I knew would eat about 10 oranges a day when he had a cold. He was really convinced that eating that much fruit a day helped him get over his cold. I would consider eating fruit in moderation, as there is a lot of sugar in fruit, even and especially with a cold. It's important to become healthy again, but to do so in healthy ways.