Health benefits of orange juice
Who doesn’t love it? It’s easy to make and tastes great! And it has great health benefits too! Just one glass a day is sufficient to provide us with numerous essential minerals and vitamins that our bodies need!
1. Source of vitamin C. You already knew that, didn’t you? Orange juices are a rich source of vitamin C.
Why do we need vitamin C? Why you ask? Simple! To fight the free radicals produced in our body! Vitamin C is an important antioxidant vitamin and breaks down the free radicals in our body. Free radicals are harmful chemicals that damage our body cells.
So this way orange juice provides us protection against:
b. Improves the immune system
c. Prevents or reduces the severity of painful inflammatory conditions like:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
d. Prevents Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
e. Decreases bad cholesterol level
f. Prevents Atherosclerosis
g. Prevents Heart attack
h. Prevents Stroke
2. Only Vitamin C? It doesn’t have anything else? OF COURSE IT DOES! Well, what are they?
a. Folate – Strengthens the immune system. This way it protects us against inflammation and cardiovascular diseases like stroke.
b. Vitamin B6 – Strengthens the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells – the police cells of our body that help us fight germs!
c. Vitamin A – We need this for healthy vision and glowing skin! Plus it also improves our immune system and prevents infectious diseases and cancer!
d. Riboflavin – Has 3 A’s – Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer.
e. Magnesium and Potassium– Decreases your blood pressure. This way orange juice keeps your heart healthy and happy! Magnesium is also necessary for bone growth and maintenance and potassium prevents muscle weakness!
f. Calcium– Needed for proper growth and maintenance of bone and teeth! It also protects us from osteoporosis and teeth disorders. Also helps in preventing high blood pressure, muscle cramps, fatigue, and depression!
3. Got a cold or flu? Drink plenty of orange juice! It strengthens your immune system and helps you fight that annoying flu or cold!
So my advice to you is drink one glass of fresh orange juice!