Drink a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice along with your iron supplement. The vitamin C in the orange juice boosts the absorption of iron in food.
Oranges have been discovered to have a wide range of phytonutrients called flavonoids. Flavonoid compounds called naringin in grapefruit and hesperidin in oranges have several healing properties like anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic and antimicrobial.
Flavonoids in citrus juices and fruits are high in antioxidants Antioxidants prevent cells and molecules in the body from decaying, thus preventing free radical damage.
Oranges and tangerines contain beta-carotene, which is a form of Vitamin A. Beta-carotene promotes good vision, strengthens the immune system and supports general wellbeing.
Antioxidants suppress growth of cancer cells in the body by regularly absorbing and blocking ultra violet rays and protecting the DNA. Anti-cancer
Dietary fibre: All citrus fruits are excellent sources of dietary fibre due to high amounts of good quality pectin. Pectin facilitates the lowering of cholesterol by destroying LDL thus improving overall cardio vascular health and prevention of strokes. The dietary fibre also assists in regulating blood sugar.
In addition to all the above benefits, citrus juices are also rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper and zinc!
While you are in love with oranges and orange juice, don’t neglect the other citrus fruits.
Red grapefruit is high in cancer-fighting lycopene and is also well known as a weight loss aid.
Squeezing a lemon over cut avocados ensures no browning due to oxidation.
Pomelos contain a substance called spermadines which are known to promote longevity.