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May 4, 2016
National Orange Juice Day
May 4, 2016
May 4 celebrates National Orange Juice Day, America’s most popular breakfast drink. People have been waking up to a glass of orange juice for many years and enjoying the health benefits it gives them.
One 8 ounce serving of orange juice has 124 mg of vitamin C and also supplies potassium, thiamine and folate.
The raw orange and its nectar aids the human body in several ways, here are the top 10 health benefits of orange juice.
1. Maintains the Blood Pressure Levels:
Orange juice is the amazing drink for the patients of high or low blood pressure. Are you interested in finding the reason? Well, this delicious drink contains a significant amount of magnesium which has a wonderful ability to bring back the disturbed blood pressure level to normal range.
2. Promotes the Immune System:
Due to the presence of vitamin C, orange juice acts as a best defender for you against several diseases (such as flu or colds), promoting the immune system.
3. Contains Healing Properties:
One of the top health benefits of orange juice is its healing properties. Oranges contain flavonoids (like naringenin and hesperidin), which are anti-inflammatory stuffs. When you consume this yummy fruit in raw or juice form, the flavonoids work amazingly to treat the arthritis and heal the stiffness and pain.
4. Prevents Cancer:
The latest scientific research has exposed the effectiveness of the orange juice for preventing several types of cancer. Oranges comprise a stuff known as D – limonene that is an efficient agent against skin cancer, breast cancer, mouth cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer. Furthermore, the presence of vitamin C also helps in this regard.
5. Benefits for Treating & Preventing Ulcers:
Ulcers generally appear in the small intestine and stomach. The occurrence of ulcers sometimes becomes a major reason of constipation because in this case, the consumed food particles can’t break down properly. The orange juice is very advantageous in treating and preventing ulcers. It also stimulates the digestive system.
6. Prevents Kidney Stones:
The risks of formation of kidney stones can be reduced by taking one serving of orange juice on regular basis. Too much concentration of minerals and chemicals usually result as the development of kidney stones. Orange juice contains citrate, which has an excellent ability to prevent this disorder by decreasing the urine acidity. So the individuals, who are suffering through this terrible condition, should include fresh orange juice in daily diet plan.
7. Assists In Weight Loss:
Many people believe that the regular consumption of orange juice is helpful for cutting down the extra pounds, claiming that this citrus fruit is full of antioxidants, which act efficiently to lose weight.
8. Reduces Risks of Heart Attacks:
Another leading benefit of orange juice is its assistance in prevention of heart disorders. Hesperidin is a plant based substance that protects the arteries from being clogged by improving the health of nearby cells. Oranges contain Hesperidin in sufficient amount, thus consumption of one glass freshly squeezed orange juice ensures lower risks of heart attacks.
9. Treats Anemia:
Anemia is a condition that generally occurs due to insufficient red blood cells in hemoglobin. Iron deficiency is the leading reason behind this situation. Orange juice provides a good quantity of vitamin C that promotes absorption of iron into blood stream. That’s why most doctors suggest the anemia patients to consume orange or its juice on regular basis.
10. Promotes Beautiful & Young Looking Skin:
The antioxidant properties of orange juice make the skin fresh, beautiful and young-looking by preventing the aging effects. In addition, the antioxidants combined with vitamin C protect the skin cells from getting effected by free radicals. Thus, taking one serving of orange juice each day is a best way to maintain the freshness and attraction of skin for long time. Orange juice for skin is a blessing with no disguise at all!
Nutritional Value of Orange Juice:
Fresh orange juice is a great source of beneficial nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, flavonoids and phyto nutrients. These all nutrients play a significant role in maintaining healthy body. Consumption of vitamin C is essential to protect the body cells from free radicals. A satisfactory amount of this crucial vitamin can be provided to the body by drinking orange juice. The presence of manganese, potassium, iron, chlorine, zinc, folic acid, sodium, phosphorus and pectin makes it more valuable.
Orange juice is also an added ingredient to many recipes.
Enjoy a nice cold glass of orange juice with your breakfast. Use #NationalOrangeJuiceDay to post on social media.