14 Creative Ways to Use Citrus for an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Boost

The citrus family contains a variety of healthy and delicious fruits that are filled with cancer-fighting flavonoids and loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. As with herbs and spices, citrus offers a great way to boost the flavor profile of foods.

When it comes to citrus, we often waste more than we actually use. We might squeeze a lemon or lime in our beverage or over our food or eat an orange, but most of the time, the peels are thrown out. Surprisingly the peel is the most nutrient-dense part of the fruit. All citrus fruits can be used entirely, and each part has a versatility that allows it to be used in many creative ways. So let the fun begin!

Creative and delicious ways to use citrus:

  • Make a dressing by using a 2:1 ratio of oil to citrus juice (don’t forget the zest), and then get creative with garlic, herbs, and another flavoring. If needed, sweeten with a bit of maple syrup.
  • Squeeze a slice of lemon or lime into sparkling water for a refreshing drink.

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