Sunday, May 26, 2013
Juicy Fruit: Sweet News for Orange Lovers
There's no denying the benefits of oranges. They have been touted as a superfood and with good reason. Oranges are loaded with herperidin, which has been shown to lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol.Oranges also have strong anti-inflammatory properties proven to ward off disease and fat. Oranges have a reputation for providing the body with the wonder-working nutrient vitamin C. It would be impossible to narrow just one benefit of vitamin C. This nutrient reduces cold symptoms and reduces the length of the common cold. The antioxidant properties in vitamin C also protect cells from damage and mutation, which can lead to cancer. Believe it or not, vitamin C has been shown to reduce the risk of almost every type of cancer. Vitamin C also assists in regulating blood sugar levels, a benefit for those who suffer from diabetes.