Amazing Benefits Of Oranges!

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* Amazing Benefits Of Oranges!

Jeff Eats just finished reading “Amazing Benefits Of Oranges” on and I thought I’d pass it onto you guys! Just between us, the article doesn’t break any new ground- but every so often it doesn’t hurt to refresh what one already knows!

Despite all the really good stuff that Jeff Eats eats like pizza, bbq pork ribs, fatty corned beef on rye, French fries, onion rings etc.- I do make it my business to drink plenty of fresh squeezed juices and eat all kinds of nuts/fruits/vegetables. So far so good- in the health department!

Anyway, on this orange juice thing, just make sure that you drink fresh squeezed stuff and not pastureized or concentrated crap!

Let’s consider today’s tale- “A Public Service Announcement.”

Orange Juice Provides

1. Drinking a glass of orange juice a day can keep the doctor away. Orange juice is known to contain a high percentage of Vitamin C, which is helpful in boosting the immune system. So, you will be less likely to catch various illnesses, such as colds or the flu.

2. Various medical studies show that orange juice may help lower both cholesterol levels and blood pressure levels, which are two very common problems among middle aged men and women.

3. Orange juice is thought to be very high in antioxidants. What this means is that this yummy juice may help prevent various forms of cancer, including breast cancer and prostate cancer.

4. Fairly large amounts of potassium, which is an essential nutrient for the body, can be found in orange juice.

5. Studies have shown that orange juice can help reduce the risk of heart disease, which is because it can help improve circulation.

6. Orange juice contains Folate, which plays a major role in the reproduction of new cells and can help with the healing process.

7. Research has shown that orange juice has anti-inflammatory properties. If you experience a lot of arthritis-related pain, orange juice may really help relieve it.

8. Due to the antioxidants found in orange juice, many people believe that drinking it on a regular basis may help aid in weight loss. Of course, with all of the other health benefits that orange juice has to offer, it is probably a good note to not drink the juice simply due to weight loss reasons, as it may or may not be effective.

Do you know the Nutritional Value of an Orange?

Calories: – 105 calories in 1 orange with peel

Fat: – Very less and has “good fats”. So we can say that it is below 1% of RDA of fat.

Sodium:- about 3 mg of sodium

Carbohydrates:- 25g in one orange

Protien:- It has 2g of protien

Vitamins & Minerals:- Lots of vitamn C: thats 200% of RDA. Also has vitamin A and rich in calcium and iron.

You Need to Know:

Now you know about the benefits but what type of juice is Good? Lets learn more about commenrcial orange juice and concentrate form

1. Frozen concentrated Orange Juice

In this type of juice, the squeezed juice is pasteurized and then heated to evaporate all the water. Then, this concentrated juice is mixed with 60% sugar by weight and stored in freezer. Therefore, it is best to avoid “Juice from Concentrate” as it has high level of sugar and very less nutritional value because most of the vitamins is lost during evaporation process.

2. Labeled “Not from Concentrate”

These juice are also same as concentrated juice only but with less flavor and sugar.

3. Fresh Squeezed Juice

This type is juice is pure and comes in unpasteurized form. They have a typical self life of 12 days. So, it is advisable to drink squeezed juice that is free from extra sugars and flavorings.
Drink Orange Juice in Moderation

Always remember that you do not need to drink a whole lot of orange juice in order to get these healthy benefits. In fact, since orange juice is fairly high in calories, avoid drinking too much of the stuff. Be sure to check the sugar content on the label when choosing orange juice if you really want to get most benefits from your orange juice and, ultimately, prevent weight gain (since high sugar levels can cause it).

Orange Juice With Pulp

It is often said that orange juice containing pulp tends to even healthier for the body, but it is an issue that is often debated. If you have a stomach condition, remember that orange juice is very acidic and for that reason, it may cause you to feel an upset stomach. Due to its acidity, orange juice can also cause tooth damage if you do not care for your teeth properly after drinking it.

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    10 amazing ways eating oranges can make you healthy
    Oranges are extremely healthy for you. Here are 10 reasons why you should include them in your diet.
    Sameer Jha | Updated: January 7, 2015 6:42 pm
    Tags: Antioxidants Diet Fitness Fruits Health benefits of oranges Healthy food Oranges Vitamin C
    Available in the market all round the year, oranges are the most common citrus fruits consumed in India. They are not only popular for their raww pulpy slices, juicy nature, and tangy and sweet flavour but also for their goodness of vitamin C. Also called the golden apple, oranges offer numerous benefits covering health as well as beauty aspects. Here are the top 10 health benefits you can derive by eating oranges.
    #1 Boosts immunity
    Oranges is an excellent source of vitamin C. A single medium-sized orange can fulfil about 72% of your daily requirement for vitamin C. Since vitamin C plays a crucial role as an antioxidant by protecting your body against the damage caused by free radicals generated in the body. It therefore reduces inflammation in immune related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Although debatable, researchers suggest that vitamin C also plays an important role in strengthening immune responses of the body, protecting against recurring cold and cough or any other common infections. Here are 11 ways to include oranges in your diet.
    #2 Helps prevent ageing of skin
    There’s a reason why oranges are popularly used in the beauty industry. Several beauty products including face packs, masks and creams that are available contain orange extract as a key ingredient. That’s because vitamin C present in oranges also helps prevent skin damage, by eliminating free radicals. Vitamin C, being involved in synthesis of collagen, an important component to maintain skin’s overall appearance and texture, prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin. Apart from vitamin C, oranges are packed with vitamin A that help keep the skin membranes healthy. Here are 8 fruit packs you can make at home for beautiful skin.
    #3 Protects the eyes
    Vitamin A in oranges helps keep mucus membranes in the eyes healthy. Available in the form of carotenoid compounds like lutein, beta carotene and zeaxanthin, vitamin A is protective against age-related macular degeneration, a vision-related condition that causes blindness. Besides, it also plays an important role in allowing your eyes to absorb the light. You may also read tomatoes- natural remedy for good vision.
    #4 Help prevents heart disease
    This is yet another health benefit of oranges which is attributed to its vitamin C level. Free radicals generated during various reactions taking place in the cells can trigger oxidation of cholesterol, causing the oxidised molecules to aggregate and stick to the walls of the arteries. This leads to build up of plaques that eventually block the arteries, causing heart attack, coronary artery disease or even stroke. Vitamin C in oranges takes care of these free radicals and neutralises them, thus playing a role in preventing heart disease. Besides they also contain flavonoids like hesperidin that lowers cholesterol level and prevents the arteries from getting blocked.
    #5 Helps brain development
    Folate/folic acid or vitamin B9 present in oranges promote brain development and keep the vital organ in mint condition. In fact, these nutrients also make orange a healthy fruit for pregnant woman as it prevents the baby from having neurological disorders later. Oranges also contain phytonutrients called polyphenols that play a role in development of learning and memory functions of the brain.
    #6 Helps prevent cancer
    Oranges contain a compound called D – limonene that has been shown to play an important role in preventing various types of cancer like lung cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, etc. Additionally, the antioxidants and Vitamin C help promote the body’s immunity which helps in fighting cancer cells. Oranges are highly fibrous fruits, which contributes to its cancer-protecting effect. A study revealed that about 10 to 15 per cent of colon cancer cases are caused by mutations in the DNA. These mutations can prevented by consuming vitamin C rich sources like oranges. Here are some other health benefits of vitamin C you should know
    #7 Prevents constipation
    Oranges are a very good source of soluble and insoluble fibre, which helps keep your stomach and intestines healthy by preventing problems like irritable bowel syndrome. The fibre content in them adds bulk to the digested food and reduces transit time of feces, preventing constipation and straining.
    #8 Improves sperm quality
    Death is inevitable, but our legacy may live on through our offspring. The antioxidants and Vitamin C present in most fruits, including oranges improves the quality and motility of your sperm thus keeping you fertile. Another vitamin called folic acid also is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy sperms that you can obtain from oranges. It also protects the sperm from genetic damage, which might lead to birth defects.
    #9 Great for diabetics
    The rich fibre content of oranges has the ability to keep a track of sugar levels in the body, preventing diabetes. It is also a good option for those who are diabetic. Also worth mentioning is that good oranges have a sweet taste, and since diabetics aren’t allowed to eat sweets or other sugary foods, they can eat oranges to tingle their taste buds.
    #10 Prevents hair loss
    Orange has high Vitamin C content which is required for producing collagen which, in turn, is responsible for keeping the tissues in your hair together. Nobody likes bald patches on their head, and eating oranges can ensure that you do not have to part with your lovely hair as you grow older.
    Healthy eating tip: When you cut an orange, make sure you do it in a way that the inner peel doesn’t come off since it is very nutritious and has higher amounts of hesperidin than the flesh itself. You may also want to know the top 10 health benefits of orange peel.
    Published: January 7, 2015 5:00 pm | Updated:January 7, 2015 6:42 pm

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