Orange is one of the most popular fruits in the world. If you go to any breakfast or diners they always have orange juice on their menu. The fruit is actually native to Southeast Asia butare now cultivated worldwide in warm climates year-round.
What are the benefits of orange?
Boost Healthy Heart
Oxidation of cholesterol can lead to build up of plaques that eventually block arteries (causing heart attack, coronary artery disease, or even stroke). Vitamin C plays an important role to free radicals and neutralise those molecules. One single serving of orange contain 90% of daily recommended vitamin C. In addition, orange contains flavonoids (e.g. Hesperidin) that helps lower cholesterol preventing the arteries from getting blocked. Also, oranges are high in calcium!
Prevent Kidney Disease
This fruit contain a good source of soluble and insoluble fibre that are vital for healthy stomach and intestines. Just for you information, fibre content helps reduce transit time of feces. This help relieve constipation, prevent ulcers and kidney stones.
Aids in Brain Development
There's a reason why orange juice is recommended to be serve in children's breakfast. This fruit contain folate/folic acid aka Vitamin B9 that promote brain development and keeping the vital organ in good condition. Oranges also contain phytonutrients (e.g. polyphenols) that are play a role in healthy neurological development.
How to Use Orange:
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice (refer to video above)
- Brazil grows 1/3 of all oranges & 85% used for juice
- Oranges are related to pomelo, grapefruit and tangerine
- The peel contains more than 4x the fiber as the fruit.