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Can Orange Juice Prevent Cancer



Fruits are much healthier than fruit juice. Say this dialogue to a man who has been walking in the desert sun all day. Just kidding! I believe fruit juices the ones with the pulp also form a part of the healthy eating habits. Fruit juices increase the antioxidant levels in the serum and ward off stress and inflammation caused by high fat and high sugar meals.


I was really astonished to hear that you can even make juice from prickly pear cactus fruit. If you want to know more just watch it here. Now we shall discuss about the much famed orange juice,
The high pulp fresh orange juice is a popular beverage the world over. It is rich in antioxidants and is effective against cancer. Earlier studies say that it reduces the risk of leukemia in kids. Orange juice has high amounts of vitamin C and it boosts immunity.

An Italian study says that vitamin C supplements do not provide the same protective benefits as drinking a glass of orange juice. Keep in mind that one orange supply 116.2% of the daily value of vitamin C. Talking about oranges they are low in fat, nutrient dense foods and they also have a low glycemic index.


This wonder beverage lowers the risk of mammary, hepatic and colon cancers. Not only that it limits the effects of a genotoxin on DNA and reduces the frequency of gene mutations and thus reduces or slows down the initiation or progression of cancer. Orange juice has antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

Oranges contain Limonin a substance which enhances optimal health. It helps you to reduce weight, fights against heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. As we earlier saw it has cancer fighting properties. It reduces cholesterol and is a very good source of fiber. Now treat yourself to a cold refreshing cup of orange juice topped with a sprig of mint.

Take care,
Swarnam

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