Oranges

Oranges

Oranges★

Oranges like many other fruits contain many antioxidants that fight off inflammation, diseases and cancer. The presence of an antioxidant Apigenin allows oranges to have very strong anti inflammatory, and disease fighting capabilities along with very high levels of vitamin C 3. Another antioxidant present in oranges called hesperidin may help postmenopausal women maintain their bone density 2.

Organic oranges seem to also have higher levels of antioxidants and possibly more vitamin C than non-organic oranges 4 One study suggests that fruits or fruit juices that contain vitamin C and or potassium may reduce the risk childhood leukemia if it’s consumed on a regular basis during the first two years of life 5 More research needs to be done here however.

The high vitamin C content makes oranges (and orange juice) great to eat or drink when you’re stressed out. The vitamin C can neutralize stress hormones in the body helping you calm down and relax. This effect can also help lower your blood pressure especially if you eat them daily.

One Florida orange contains over 100% of your daily value of Vitamin C while 1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice has just over 200% of your daily value of Vitamin C.

When drinking fruit juices, be mindful of the sugar content since fruit juice drinks tend to have additional sugar added to them.

 

  1. Cardile V, Frasca G, Rizza L, Rapisarda P, Bonina F. Antiinflammatory effects of a red orange extract in human keratinocytes treated with interferon-gamma and histamine. Phytotherapy Research: PTR [serial online]. March 2010;24(3):414-418.
  2. Horcajada M, Habauzit V, Trzeciakiewicz A, et al. Hesperidin inhibits ovariectomized-induced osteopenia and shows differential effects on bone mass and strength in young and adult intact rats. Journal Of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md.: 1985) [serial online]. March 2008;104(3):648-654.
  3. Patel D, Shukla S, Gupta S. Apigenin and cancer chemoprevention: progress, potential and promise (review). International Journal Of Oncology [serial online]. January 2007;30(1):233-245.
  4. Tarozzi A, Hrelia S, Angeloni C, et al. Antioxidant effectiveness of organically and non-organically grown red oranges in cell culture systems. European Journal Of Nutrition [serial online]. March 2006;45(3):152-158.
  5. Kwan M, Block G, Selvin S, Month S, Buffler P. Food consumption by children and the risk of childhood acute leukemia. American Journal Of Epidemiology [serial online]. December 1, 2004;160(11):1098-1107.

 

Blood orange

Red Oranges (Blood Orange) ★

Red oranges seem to have very unique abilities compared to other oranges. These oranges have been used traditionally to help heal sore throats and coughs. They have more vitamin C than many other citrus fruits and contain antioxidants that can help protect you against UV damage from the sun (Note: please don’t substitute eating oranges for applying appropriate amounts of sunscreen to your skin. Sunscreen is still the best way to protect against sunburns and UV damage to your skin) The presence of these powerful antioxidants make oranges and blood oranges a great fruit to help protect against the effects of aging on the body.

 

 

Here is a simple and effective drink to help combat diarrhea.From www.doctoroz.com

Anti- Diarrhea drink:

1 cup coconut water

1/4 cup orange juice

A pinch of salt
 

  1. Cardile V, Frasca G, Rizza L, Rapisarda P, Bonina F. Antiinflammatory effects of a red orange extract in human keratinocytes treated with interferon-gamma and histamine. Phytotherapy Research: PTR [serial online]. March 2010;24(3):414-418.
  2. Horcajada M, Habauzit V, Trzeciakiewicz A, et al. Hesperidin inhibits ovariectomized-induced osteopenia and shows differential effects on bone mass and strength in young and adult intact rats. Journal Of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md.: 1985) [serial online]. March 2008;104(3):648-654.
  3. Patel D, Shukla S, Gupta S. Apigenin and cancer chemoprevention: progress, potential and promise (review). International Journal Of Oncology [serial online]. January 2007;30(1):233-245.
  4. Tarozzi A, Hrelia S, Angeloni C, et al. Antioxidant effectiveness of organically and non-organically grown red oranges in cell culture systems. European Journal Of Nutrition [serial online]. March 2006;45(3):152-158.
  5. Kwan M, Block G, Selvin S, Month S, Buffler P. Food consumption by children and the risk of childhood acute leukemia. American Journal Of Epidemiology [serial online]. December 1, 2004;160(11):1098-1107.
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