According to Dr. Nguyen Thi Son, Faculty of Traditional Medicine, University Hospital of Medicine and Pharmacy - Facility 3, when the weather is hot, the body often falls into a state of lack of water and energy loss. Then add a glass of orange juice to help the body cool down and bring many health benefits.
According to Dr. Son, orange juice is one of the fruit juices that help improve the immune system. Oranges contain 60% of vitamin C, supporting the immune system to create an epithelial "barrier" that prevents pathogens from entering, stimulating the production of white blood cells in the blood.
Analyzing nutritional composition, experts concluded that orange juice added top groups of antioxidants such as flavonoids, carotenoids and ascorbic acid. Thanks to the intake of these nutrients, the body can counteract the effects of free radicals, prevent cancer.
Protect the heart
Orange juice is considered a "good friend" to help you maintain and protect a healthy heart. Orange juice can regulate the activities of the circulatory system, support blood circulation effectively by increasing the concentration of HDL cholesterol, while reducing bad LDL cholesterol.
Strong anti-inflammatory properties
You can eat oranges directly, you can also drink juice to reduce the level of acute inflammation, especially if you have respiratory conditions such as pharyngitis, bronchitis or asthma.
Reduce the risk of kidney stones
When urine has an acidic or alkaline pH, the risk of developing kidney stones is increased. Stones build up in the kidneys causing pain and blocking the flow of urine from the kidneys to the ureter.
"To balance the pH in urine as well as prevent germs, you should drink more orange juice with a reasonable amount", Dr. Son recommends.
Drink orange juice about 30-45 minutes after eating. Ảnh: Romber.
Orange flavor is delicious, cool, can be combined with other types of tubers and fruits to blend into attractive cups of juice, rich in vitamins and minerals. You can combine oranges with carrots, pineapples, apples, tomatoes, beets, and sour fruits like pineapple, you can add a little salt or sugar to make it easy to drink and not hurt the stomach.
The doctor noted that while orange juice is a recommended drink, it should not be overused to avoid side effects. Do not drink too much orange juice, especially if you have diabetes, only drink up to 2 glasses per week. Limit the addition of sugar or other sweeteners.
"You should drink orange juice when you are not full and not hungry, preferably 30-45 minutes after eating. Only use orange juice after preparing for a period of one day. Avoid drinking orange juice after you have consumed it. use dairy products ", Dr. Son recommended.