It is not surprising if some three centuries ago, Portuguese sailors, Spain, Netherlands and planted oranges along routes they are going through. The purpose of cultivation is, easy access to get citrus fruit known as efficacious against and cure scurvy.
And recently about 200 years later, the disease actually occurs because someone less supply of vitamin C-the main components found in citrus fruits.
Citrus fruits are indeed known as one of the best sources of vitamin C. For humans, this vitamin has many health benefits. Kandugan vitmain C citrus fruit varied between 27-49 miiligram/100 gr. meat of the fruit.
As for juice oranges, contains 40-70 milligrams of vitamin C/100 ml depending on the type of orange that is consumed. The more old citrus fruit, usually reduced the levels of vitamin C, although most makin sweet taste.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant is the main combat free radical molecules and prevent environmental damage aqueous inside and outside the cells. In addition, vitamin C also has a vital role in keeping the human immune system, fighting a flu, and ward off diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, and cancer.
More than that, the Orange is not only a source of vitamin c. Oranges are also a potential source of folic acid. A citrus fruit can satisfy 20 percent of the body's daily requirement of folic will. The level of consumption of foods with a high content of folic, like fresh orange or in the form of juices and smoothies may increase levels of folate in the body.
Increased levels of homocystein levels will lower the folate, which is toxic to the blood vessel walls. Citrus fruits also contain carotenoids and flavonoids. Carotenoids have a number of important roles for health as a source of vitamin A, inhibits the growth of cancer, prevent cardiovascular disease, lowering the risk of cataracts and boost the immune system.
The role of flavonoids is the destruction of free radicals, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and immune system of the plants.
Vitamin C Orange Quickly Evaporate
Once sliced or squeezed vitamin C in oranges quickly evaporated. Only eight hours after stored in room temperature or 24 hours in the refrigerator, sekiatr 25 percent of its vitamin C content is lost. So orange juice canned or bottled, usually have a low vitamin levels, unless the product is enriched with vitamin C.
In fact, the Orange is a plant that grows in subtropical regions, rather than the tropics. During its growth, the temperature that is suitable for the cultivation of Orange range at a temperature of 13-18 degrees Celsius. In extreme climates, plant Orange adult-only live 10 hours at temperatures below 4 degrees Celsius.
Orange juice not only refreshes the throat when thirst comes. A study that was held in the United Kingdom mentioned that consuming three cups (750 ml) orange juice every day can increase HDL (good cholesterol) by up to 21 percent after 3 weeks. This study seems to reaffirm the benefits of antioxidants contained in citrus fruit plays a major role for heart health.
Stop Bleeding Gums
A study in Germany, published in the British Dental Journal reported that smokers who consume two types of citrus grapefruit every day for two weeks, bleeding at the gums is reduced drastically. As we know that the habit of smoking to be one of the causes of the gums bleed easily either at the time of the toothbrush, packed or even when the mouth is not activity.
Of all the benefits obtained from citrus fruits, don't be surprised if in the past (until now) in Eastern countries emerging belief that oranges are food from heaven that is commonly eaten and the gods descended to Earth.
The other advantage, you do not need to be difficult-difficult setting up Orange as a meal. You can mengonsumsinya in raw state, turn it into juice, smoothie, and everything you can do in an instant.
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