Protagonists of the winter season for theirs great benefitsoranges are in fact the most cultivated citrus fruit in the world. Thanks to its adaptability, the plant manages to thrive in different environmental conditions, which is why it has contributed to the development of at least a hundredvariety of citrus.
Even in Italy oranges of the best quality are produced – we have about 20 varieties. The climate and the unique characteristics of the Sicilian territory have favored the birth of the cultivation ofblood orange. Basilicata still cultivatesOrange Staccia di Tursi, ancient and unique variety. And thousands of citrus and orange groves characterize the landscape from Conca d’Oro of Palermo until to shores of Gardawhere they specialized in the production of candied fruit, which from the port of Genoa conquered the world.
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Oranges benefits and properties
Oranges, together with lemons, grapefruit and tangerines, are undoubtedly among the most popular citrus fruits in our area. It is no secret then that consuming them, at least squeezed or sliced, is healthy and of great benefit to health. Still, you will be amazed.
Also spread as symbol of the fight against canceroranges stimulate cognitive abilities, they are good for the eyespromote digestion and relieve i stomach painspurifying the organism.
None the less they have calming effects on anxiety and stress and it is proven that they protect the heart and the cardiovascular systemdispensing antioxidants.
They are allies of bones and teeth, of the immune system and fight cellular aging. The kidneys also benefit from it.
Because oranges are good for you
The orange is rich in water. Contains simple sugars, fiber, mineral salts such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus and sodium, vitamins A and C and carotenoids.
The intake of vitamin A supports the eye and skin health. Citroflavonoids too strengthen capillaries and orange is recommended in cases of fragility and sensitivity. The good supply of vitamin C, on the other hand, strengthens the immune system and keeps the metabolism going. It is an antioxidant, and together with carotenoids, it is useful against free radicals andcellular aging. Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron and mineral salts, contributing to the health of teeth, bones and cartilage.
How to take oranges for digestion
Phytotherapy, on the other hand, uses orange more for its antispasmodic and stomachic properties. It is known, in fact, that by stimulating the gastric juices, regular consumption of oranges promotes digestion and relieves any stomach pains.
The fibre naturally regulate the absorption of proteins, sugars and fats favoring the intestinal touch, while the content of citric acid lowers the pH of the stomach and therefore the acidity, improving the digestive process.
To take the fiber, however, it is good to specify that this is contained in the white film under the orange peel. Therefore, to benefit from it, it is advisable not to completely remove the fluff from the clove.