Orange, the fruit that characterizes the winter season, but which accompanies us with its color and its heady scent until the long-awaited spring. From red, to yellow, to orange, this citrus fruit is a real explosion of flavor and energy thanks to its high content of important vitamins; oranges contain a lot of vitamin C, vitamin A and also a large part of those of group B, in particular Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin.
To cover the daily requirement of vitamin C, just eat 2 or 3 oranges a day which contribute to strengthening the immune system, helping to prevent colds and colds.
But the properties of oranges do not end there because they are also very rich in bioflavonoids, very important above all for the reconstitution of the collagen of the connective tissue, favoring the strengthening of bones and teeth, but also of cartilage and ligaments.
The synergy between vitamin C and bioflavonoids helps in the prevention of capillary fragility and is able to improve venous flow.
This citrus fruit also contains terpenes, very effective substances in the prevention of colon and rectal cancers. Among the terpenes we also find the limonene, contained in the peel of oranges and lemons which, thanks to its ability to counteract the effects of estrogen, helps protect women from breast cancer.
Nothing is really wasted of this fruit because even the internal white peel contains soluble dietary fibers, which act as a real balancer in regulating the absorption of sugars and fats. Oranges contain carotenes, precursors of vitamin A, useful for eye, skin health and infection prevention.
So let’s start the day with a tasty and healthy one Orange juice to charge us with all the necessary vitamins and energy and start with the right sprint; moreover, if between a meal and the other we want a healthy snack, it is good to keep an orange always at hand.