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Orange juice can boost your immunity, protect against cell damage and inflammation, lower blood pressure, balance cholesterol levels, and protect the skin from UV damage. But these benefits can only be found in fresh juice, not packaged juices. Choose unsweetened fresh cold-pressed juice or, better still, a whole orange.
Popularly known as the "sunshine vitamin", vitamin D has multiple essential functions. Its deficiency is a global problem, affecting over a billion people worldwide. The deficiency...
Most people usually don’t think much about the source of their food or how it is prepared. This makes you choose the wrong kinds of foods or be misinformed about the foods, both of which affect your health. You may not know why you crave sweets, or how olive oil is adulterated. Knowing your foods better helps you make better food choices and stay healthy.
All fruits and vegetables are excellent health foods and are recommended by experts around the world. But, some fruits and vegetables have certain drawbacks that we must be aware of to avoid unwanted health complications. Fruits and veggies that may have high sugar or salt content, or contain harmful chemicals used to preserve them can be detrimental to our health. Such fruits and veggies must be avoided.
Hair thinning is a major problem these days due to the use of harmful hair care products and heat treatments. Indian gooseberry, eggs, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, onion juice and orange juice can help you reverse hair thinning, reduce hair fall, and make your hair voluminous. However, using these remedies is not recommended if you have any cuts or wounds on your scalp.
Coughing and wheezing (when you make a high-pitched whistling sound while breathing) are your body’s way of telling you that all is not okay...
Almond oil helps lighten skin and remove hyperpigmentation. It's sometimes used to treat postoperative scars. It is anti-inflammatory so it may help reduce acne. It is traditionally used to treat eczema and psoriasis. Almond oil has been shown to protect from sun damage. Almond oil also contains vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant which may prevent signs of aging.
Our nails go through a lot. They are constantly exposed to harsh detergents and water, every time we wash our hands or use other...
Orange juice is not just safe for pregnant women, it's a must in their diet. Your morning glass of orange juice can deliver a lot of vitamin C to boost your immunity, protect you from free radicals, and enhance iron absorption, along with a host of other antioxidants. It also has folate which helps prevent neural tube defects and potassium which maintains optimal blood pressure. Choose fresh juice over packaged ones, and avoid OJ if you have diabetes.
Simple home-made masks can work wonders on tanned skin. Try an egg white and honey mask. Egg white bleaches your skin and makes it smooth by tightening pores. Honey’s antibacterial properties and antioxidants can slow aging and make your skin glow. Mix 1 egg white with 1 Tbsp honey. Apply this on your tanned skin, and leave it on for an hour. Then, wash off with water and a gentle face wash.
Thanks to the vitamin C, A, folate, potassium, and antioxidants it contains, orange juice boosts immunity, prevents inflammation, lowers high blood pressure, and balances cholesterol levels. But since the juice has a lot of sugar and negligible fiber, it's best to choose the whole fruit to keep your blood glucose levels normal.
A fresh-squeezed glass of orange juice contains 20.83 gm of natural sugars and 25.79 gm of carbs that turns into sugars too upon digestion. In essence, if you're a diabetic, be sure to stick to a small glass of fresh, homemade orange juice. Also adjust carb, sugar intake from other meals that day to compensate. Better yet, choose to eat the whole fruit instead.
With anywhere from 20 g or more of natural sugars in a 248 g serving of orange juice, and about 25 g or over of carbs (that turns into sugars too on digestion!), orange juice may be giving you more sugar than you realize. Your best bet is to stick to freshly squeezed juice or to try and opt for a brand that says 100% pure orange juice with no added sugars.
Orange juice is one of the most commonly consumed beverage for kids and adults alike. While fruit juice has been long considered an easy way...
By exercising regularly, cutting your sugar intake and quitting cigarettes, you can increase your HDL cholesterol levels by 5-10%. HDL boosting foods include oatmeal, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds and fatty fish. Men can consume 1-2 glasses of red wine daily while women can consume one. Drink 750ml orange juice daily to increase HDL cholesterol levels by 21%.
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