As it turns out, the human body is far from perfect. In fact, right after our ex-partners, our angry bosses or even that local football team, the human body can be the most problematic cause to your happiness.
So I’ve been looking at ways to combat the problems our bodies can give us. You may be just as surprised as I was to learn how advantageous adding a glass of orange juice to your diet can be.
Let’s take a look at these health benefits of orange juice:
1. Coffee vs Orange Juice
Most people tend to start their day with a fresh cup of coffee, with the reason being that we’ve all been taught that caffeine wakes us up, but all it does is give us a temporary ‘jolt’.
Studies have indicated that orange juice, on the other hand, causes a natural surge in our blood sugar leading to longer lasting amounts of energy.
2. Eternal beauty
For those more concerned with their exterior posture than their inner posture, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that Vitamin C can radically improve your skin, hair and even nails.
Vitamin C plays a strong part in the production of collagen, which is a type of fibrous protein responsible for holding the body together. It does that by providing it with strength and structure through muscle tissues. In other words, the less collagen type of protein your body has, the easier it is for the skin to start sagging.
This is a water-soluble plant pigment, that can be found in citrus fruits, actively studied in 1828 by French chemist Lebreton. It has the capability to improve the activity of the human body’s blood vessels, which in turn helps keep your overall blood pressure in check. What that means is a proven result of decreasing cardiovascular risks.
4. Kidney Stones
There are various different amounts of causes for this condition. The primary cause is substances such as calcium becoming highly concentrated in the urine. Citrate is a good citric acid that counters the highly concentrated substances, making it an almost guaranteed way to prevent getting kidney stones in the first place.
5. Best Detox
Vitamin C again provides a triumphant benefit such as the ability to naturally detox your body. By increasing your white blood cell count, your body increases its own first line of defense to combat bacteria and therefore staying healthy.
6. Source of Potassium
A 6 ounce serving of orange juice can provide you with 7% of the daily required intake of a healthy diet (That’s 332mg.)
Why is potassium important? It basically plays a role in every single one of your heart beats, helping the heart pump blood throughout the body.
7. Good Cancer prevention
Orange Juice already seemed a better option to all those sugar crazed drinks out there, but researchers have recently found an even better reason to drink it. Recent studies show that Orange juice can be highly effective in preventing leukemia in children as well as aid chemoprevention against other types of cancer, due to oranges containing high amounts of antioxidants.
Conclusion: Orange juice is more than a delicious drink we can enjoy first thing in the morning or after a stressful day, it’s packed with goodies that will aid our bodies in staying healthier in the long run.