Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Food of the Month

The weather is warming up!  Why not enjoy some juicy oranges in your snacks?

There are many health benefits that come with including oranges in your diet and their sweet and good to eat! These are just a few of the benefits:

Taken from health.slides.kaboose.com
  •  As you may already know oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C—just one orange supplies 116.2% of the daily value for vitamin C!  Vitamin C is a great support for a healthy immune system and prevents free radical damage in the body which prevents artery blockage and reduces inflammatory diseases in the body such as asthma or lung disease.

  • According to research by Italian researchers in the Division of Human Nutrition at the University of Milan, Italy (Guarnieri S, Riso P, et al., British Journal of Nutrition), eating an orange or drinking a glass of orange juice is better than taking a vitamin C supplement alone.  The vitamin works best with the other nutrients in the orange for optimal immune system support.
  • Oranges are high in Phytonutrients which combined with the high vitamin C content in oranges are great antioxidants!  Drinking orange juice does not guarantee these nutrients as they are found in the white part surrounding the juicy orange.

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