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Orange: Gold of Winter.


Orange: rich in vitamin C as well as other precious substances.

It consists the most natural and tasty means of protection of our body. If you include the orange in your daily diet you will definitely feel the liveliness and the prosperity that it offers, while vitamin C will serve as a treatment against any common cold and flu of the winter time. Nutritionists suggest that the oranges should be one of the five, daily meals as they contribute to our well-being and to our metabolism.

The consumption of oranges is beneficial for those suffering from asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and rheumatism. It is also beneficial for the prevention of kidney stone and diabetes. Moreover, it lowers the levels of cholesterol and of high blood pressure.

The positive effects of vitamin C are related to many organs: it enhances the immune system, it is salutary for the heart and the blood vessels, and it is also essential for the production of collagen which is fundamental for the constitution of the bones, the gristle, the connective tissues, the connecting fibers and other organs too.
Except for vitamin C, however, it also contains sugars, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin and other vitamins of the B complex, magnesium, potassium, iron and zine, in such a small quantity...and the list is endless!

In particular, 100gr of an orange contain: 75%vitamin C, 4% calcium, 8%thiamine, 5%vitamin B5,4%potassium, 4%vitamin B6, 0,7%gr protein and 46 calories.

Though the orange and its juice have been identified mainly with vitamin C, we should not neglect the fact that it also contains a number of other precious substances ,which are worth examining. Therefore, let's analyze a bit further!

Taking into consideration the rest antioxidants elements of the orange, we conclude to the fact that in our favourite fruit there are more than 170 substances with significant antioxidant effects, offering the utmost protection against the excessive production of unrestrained roots and of molecules with a really harmful effect to the cell. These substances belong to three great categories: the flavonoids, the limonoids and the carotenoids.